Amaanat getting stolen

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I had deposited jewellery in my friends house and he says it is stolen and he also says he doesn’t remember me giving the jewellery but he is ready to pay the amount for that. Should I accept the money from him since he is not sure who has stolen it and vaguely remembers that I have given him the jewellery. Is it permitted for me to take money from him and if yes how much to take?

Bismillaah

A: If he had taken care of the amaanat and without his negligence it got stolen, he cannot be held responsible.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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