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  • Minimum value of theft that entails cutting thief's hand Date: 12-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. Recently, I read on your website about the prescribed punishment for theft. I came to know that the scholars differ regarding the minimum value of theft which entails cutting one's hand. According to the Hanafis, the minimum value is 10 dirhams, because at that time, the value of a shield was 1 dinar, or 10 dirhams. On the.. More

  • Ruling on whether repentance waives hadd of theft Date: 22-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I saw your opinion on the ruling on a thief. You used the verse (5:38) that explains to cut off a thief's right hand and some hadiths. However, you ended up with a wrong opinion. You should be ashamed of Allaah if you did not bother checking the verse after it, (5:39), which says, {But whosoever repents after his crime and does righteous.. More

  • Minimum value of stolen property that entails penalty for theft Date: 28-2-2016

    What is the minimum value of robbed goods for which one's hand is amputated in Islam? I found a hadith where it says a quarter of an Islamic dinar or three dirhams. I calculated it with dinar. I found that one dinar is a coin of pure gold weighing 4.25 grams, so a quarter ( ¼ ) is 1.0625 gram of gold. In my country, the value of 1 gram of gold, today,.. More

  • The robbed person has the right to take his exact property or something like it from the thief Date: 19-8-2015

    I entered the mosque to offer the prayer and, when I went out, I did not find my shoes. They were worth 600 SAR. Then, I found them with another person. As I frankly accused him of having taken my shoes, he said that they belonged to his friend who lives in the same district in which I live and that they had exchanged their shoes. I was not convinced.. More

  • Taking money without seeking permission of its owner is theft Date: 19-8-2015

    Assalaamu ‘Alaykum, I have a big problem. A long time ago, the wife of my paternal uncle made a copy of the key of my grandfather's closet. From time to time, she started to take money from that closet without telling anyone. She began to give a part of it to my mother so that she may keep silent and not to tell anyone. My mother took a part of the.. More

  • Stolen public property bought from the thief should be spent in public service Date: 19-8-2015

    I am a religiously-committed Iraqi Muslim man. There were many incidents of stealing public property in our disaster-stricken country. This wide-range theft of public money increased because of the encouragement of Kuwaiti and Iranian saboteurs as well as the American occupiers. What is the religious ruling on stealing public property? What is the ruling.. More

  • Difference between plunder and theft Date: 19-8-2015

    Is the religious ruling on plunder the same as that on theft? Is plunder forbidden? .. More

  • Ruling on stealing from a thief Date: 17-8-2015

    Is it unlawful to steal from a thief? .. More

  • Ruling on a son stealing from his father's wealth Date: 17-8-2015

    Does stealing from one's father entail cutting off the hand? .. More

  • Stealing to help those in need! Date: 17-8-2015

    I have a seventeen-year-old female friend whose family suffers from difficult financial conditions. She believes in Allaah, the Exalted, and performs prayer, but she sometimes steals. The strange thing is that she does not steal for herself, but to give to those in need. She does not like to turn down whoever asks her for money or tell him that she.. More

  • Depriving the thief of his rights is injustice Date: 17-8-2015

    It is a common practice in our country to entirely deprive the wage-earning worker of his wages if it is proven that he has stolen something, even if insignificant. This is based on the assumption that theft has been a persistent stable attitude of him. According to principle, should we deduct the stolen amount of money from the worker's wages based.. More

  • State property is as inviolable as that of individuals Date: 17-8-2015

    Here in Libya, some people claim that robbing the properties of the state is lawful because it does not observe justice in dealing with its citizens. For example, the citizens who belong to the hard working class are not able to seek treatment outside the country while some people would travel abroad to receive treatment for the flu. Recently, a certain.. More

  • Accusation of theft must be supported with evidence or confession Date: 3-2-2015

    Please kindly answer my question faster and reply the end of this month...,thank you 1)An employer found out that his worker has been stealing money from his business for some time.Though he has not caught him red handed, the overwhelming circumstantial evidences leaves no doubt at all about the thefts.However the worker stubbornly refused to.. More

  • Punishment for embezzlement and taking public funds Date: 17-2-2014

    As sallam alaykum. I delivered a lecture today and the question posed to me was" what is the ruling of Islam on a company or public officer who forged to embezzle the company or public fund. Is it equal to stealing to which the hand can be cut or only that the misappropriate public fund should be returned to public or company treasury." I need an Islamic.. More

  • She used the soap or cream of her housemates without their permission Date: 23-1-2014

    ls i just want to know if using the soap or cream of my housemates once or twice without asking is considered stealing (there was no intent to steal just didnt think much of it because i know them and it wasn't out of place).and do i have to give it back. These are not exactly quantifiable. I can't take a smear of soap and give it back. I also want.. More