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    Question ID: 63896Country: India

    Title: What does Shariah say about someone's left behind things?

    Question: I had rented one of my house to a Shia family. That fraud tenant ran away without paying rent of many months, he left behind his dirty clothes and home furniture. My questions are: (1) What does Shariah say about the left behind things? (2) Will it come to my fief/manor? (3) What should I do with those clothes, sadaqah or something? Guide me in the light of the Quran & Haditth.

    Answer ID: 63896

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 536/532/H=06/1437)

    If there is no hope of his return, then you may sell the furniture and keep amount equal to the rent for yourself. And give the remaining amount in charity to the needy ones as well as get his clothes washed and distribute it to the poor and needy ones. If you keep the due amount of the rent then you shall become its owner

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India