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Picking up shoppers’ receipts from the floor

Fatwaa ID: 064

Question:

Assalamu a’alikum W.W

Is it allowed for someone to pick up other shoppers reciepts from the floor in supermarkets or supermarkets car parks. These reciepts can then be used to gain points on a loyalty card.

Jazakallah

Answer:

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

In principle, if one finds an item on the floor and one is certain that it has been disposed by the owner and the owner does not want it, then it will be permissible to take that item[1].

However, as far as gaining points with them, kindly clarify how the loyalty card and points system works. You may revert to us and we will advise accordingly.  

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.
Muajul I. Chowdhury
Student, Darul Iftaa
Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

01/02/2019

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


[1] عقود رسم المفتي
والعرف في الشرع له اعتبار *** لذا عليه الحكم قد يدار

نشر العرف في بناء بعض الأحكام على العرف (ص 143)

قرائن الأحوال العرفية: ويقرب من ذلك مسائل………..والتقاط ما ينبذ في الطريق

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