Give Charity From What You Stole If You Don't Know the Rightful Owner


Question :
I wrongfully took things from people during the days of my ignorance, but now, I don't remember or don't know who they are. Returning those rights is from is from the requisites of repentance, so what should I do?

Answer :
If you don't know the people you stole from, or don't know who inherits from them if they are deceased, then give that wealth for charity on their behalf, with the intention of absolving yourself from the wrong you did. Allah Almighty knows who the wealth belongs to and He will reward them for that charity.
Ibn 'Uthaimin



Tags : sadqa, charity, masroqa maal, wealth, touba, repentance
 
 

This question is on 170 page in Fatawa Islamiyah book.


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