Finding money is one’s cupboard

Q: I am 16 years old but I just wanted to ask about something. I have found money in my cupboard and I can’t recall having any money or having put any money in my cupboard , it caught my eye. But I thought to myself maybe it is mine and a week later I bought something with it. I don’t know what to do now? I am afraid to own up and say what I did and ask if it was anybody’s here at home. What do I do about the money I used? What do I do with the change? Can I give it for sadaqah or can I maybe give it to one of my family members, maybe even my mother who might be in need of it?

Bismillaah

A: If you are sharing the room and the cupboard with other people, then you should find out from them.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


Q: I do not share a cupboard with anyone but people are in and out of my cupboards like my baby brother and my mother, and I am extremely scared,
embarassed and ashamed to ask and own up. What happens now?

Bismillaah

A: You may tell them that you used the money in your cupboard thinking that it belonged to you, however later on it occurred to you that it possibly belonged to someone else and you mistakenly used their money.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)