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Using a lost item found on the floor

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Q: Is a small amount of money like 50 cents found on the floor permissible to spend?

Bismillaah

A: This is regarded as a luqtah item (a lost item). The sharee ruling in regard to a lost item is that one should look for the owner and give the lost item (money) to him. If one does not succeed in finding the owner, then one should give the item in charity to a poor person on behalf of the owner.

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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