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Stealing from a truck that has dropped it’s load

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: A truck lost it’s load along the road. People are recovering the load for their own good. Is this halaal for them?

Bismillaah

A: How can one recover something that does not belong to him. This is stealing.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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