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I found things in my basement

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

I have rented my house out for a number of years, differnt people have lived in the house. I am now going to live in the house my self and am clearing everything out. I know that there are differnt pieces of sporting equipment in the basement which are not mine. i have asked previous tenents if they are theirs but say no?
the equipment has been in the basement for years

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits.

This follows the fiqh of lost and found. Please search the SunniPath QA (http://qa.sunnipath.com) for related answers.

In short, given that a reasonable amount of time that has passed, you can give away this stuff in charity on behalf of its owners if you don’t have a reasonable means of finding out whom it belonged to.

And Allah alone gives success.

Faraz Rabbani

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