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He found a watch in Makkah and he picked it up and left


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 Allah.

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. 

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