Wednesday 15 Thu al-Hijjah 1441 - 5 August 2020
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He found a watch in Makkah and he picked it up and left

Question

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?

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

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. 

Source: From the fatwas of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, in Majallat al-Da’wah, issue no. 1823, p. 54