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Free items left or picked up

Fatwaa ID: 1832

Question:
Aoa
Is it permissible to leave Free item on street like furniture etc.
How about picking up such item from street ? Even when there is sign of FREE ITEM

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. It is permissible to leave free items on the street for others to take provided that it is not blocking or causing others inconvenience. Ideally, a note should be left on it that it is a usable free item. One should also keep in mind the legal laws of his place.
  2. It is permissible to pick up such items from the street provided that one is certain that it was disposed by the owner and that he does not want it. If it has a sign saying “free item”, then a fortiori it will be permissible.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

03/27/1445 AH – 10/14/2023 CE | AMG1-3505

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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