Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: As salam alaykum,
My friend stole goods worth $20 from a mall . He has repented. Now he wants to repay his theft. How should he go about it without going to jail?
I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah.
You should try to get the value of the stolen memory cards to management at the particular shop in a manner which doesn’t cause you greater harm.
And you need to repent for the error in judgement. [see: A Reader on Tawba (Repentance)]
And Allah alone knows best.
Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani