Q: If a person who stole my phone starts running away from me after stealing my phone and whilst running his phone falls out of his pocket. What should I do with his phone?
A: If his phone is equal in value to the phone he stole from you or less, then you can take it.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
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.