Selling unclaimed good which were left for repairs

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Q: I would like to know what to do if someone has left their computer with me for repairs and after telling the it can’t be repaired or it needs a certain part etc they just leave it with me and don’t come back. After contacting them, they won’t come and now there is no contact with them. I can’t get hold of them. One person left his computer here with me for over one year. Please advise what I must do now? I can’t keep piling all these computers in my house.


A: You can sell it and keep the cash, and if the person comes return the cash to him.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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