Returning items after use

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: If someone sent me some eats and I did not return the plate They asked me for it and I told them I will look for it and forgot about it I had every intention of finding and returning it however I kept forgetting about it. I never once said that I will not return it. Do they have a right to enter my house when I am not home and take it?


A: You should give them the right to take it.

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


Answered by:

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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