What should be done if a customer mistakenly gives extra money

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Q: I work in a shop. One customer mistakenly gave me more money than usual. I didn’t return his money. I spent that money. Now I’m feeling guilty about that. What should I do? Please help me…


A: Return the extra. Ask Allah Ta`ala to forgive you.

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


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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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