Charging more than the value of the lost item

Q: A took an item of B. A lost B’s item and a wants to pay for the item. Can B make a profit when taking the money for the item? If yes then does A have to know about it.

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A: No.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)