When I went for Hajj, I found a watch in a washroom in Makkah. I forget and took it, then I went to Mina, ‘Arafah and Muzdalifah. Then someone told me that there are places where found items may be handed in, but I wasn’t able to reach them. What should I do with the watch?
Praise be to Allaah.
You have to send it to the court in Makkah and tell them that you found it on such-and-such a day in such-and-such a place.
From the fatwas of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, in Majallat al-Da’wah, issue no. 1823, p. 54.