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Thief dropping his personal phone after stealing one’s phone

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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?

Bismillaah

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.

 

Answered by:

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.

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