Questions tagged [theft]

سرقة is the act of unlawfully taking the property of another person, from a place of safe keeping, by means of stealth.

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Do I need to pay for all the cracked games/softwares I used in the past?

so in my teenage years I was playing games and downloading softwares illegally. I really didn't bother that time about what's halal and what's haram (may Allah forgive me). So after I found out that ...
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Is streaming free online movies haram? I didn't download it. Is it consider stealing?

I had this question for the longest time and I am confused. I just stream on a website without downloading any of these movies, is it consider stealing? If it is, should I pay back the cost or I ...
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Can I repent from my friends for stealing. Chatting directly to them on the phone (but not telling them who I am)

6 years ago, when I was 7 years old I stole for the first time from a friend (best friend now) a few erasers (puzzled shaped) out of jealously and the second time I again thought of stealing from her ...
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took 2 coffee mugs from workplace kitchen

Assalamualikum, Took 2 coffee mugs from a workplace kitchen 10 years ago in a different country. I do not know if it belonged to the workplace or a co-worker at the workplace. I have heard about the ...
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How to pay back when the person you stole from refuse to take the money?

Hei. Me and my sister bought a house together. We paid 100 000 each the rest was a loan we took together. We fixed the house so we both worked there by painting and on. The same day we was finished ...
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I once stole something but I don't know who it belonged to so how do I seek forgiveness for it?

I once stole a piece of clothing in the hostel. I don't know who did it belong to. I don't know the owner. It's been years now. I have realized my sin and have repented to God. Cried and promised ...
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Is back dating receipts or creating a fictious business for money haram?

Lately, the government in UK has been lending out money to help business in crisis due to COVID-19 which when approved have one year to return without interest. It has created a perfect opportunity ...
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Should i cut my hands off?

I stole some money from my parents. They don't give me any pocket money or at least a dime . They ask me to go to the the shop and buy stuff. I used to buy the stuff and keep the balance if they ...
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Free videos online [duplicate]

For the past two to three weeks I'm really confused about this thing. There are sites online that offer free content to watch. It's written in their site that they don't host any videos and their ...
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Hypothetical question (please read it properly before answering) [closed]

Now I know that selling illicit substances or stealing or pickpocketing it's haram by default according to Quran, Sunnah and ijmaa', so I don't want answers like "Stealing is haram and deplorable..." ...
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Can the poor be punished for stealing out of poverty?

In the Rule of Law section of this Wikipedia article, the following is asserted: Various Islamic lawyers do, however, place multiple conditions, and stipulations—e.g., the poor cannot be penalised ...
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What should I do as an employee

If an employee caught by me stealing money from the savings money and he said that I was expecting to put it tomorrow.what should I do as a honest employee?
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Is it haram to be with friends that steal

Is it haram to be with friends that steal? I tell them not to steal when I hang with them but they still do. When they steal I stay away from them. Do I get sins?
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A friend has stolen item and is it haram to hold something stolen

I have a friend and he gave me stolen thing to hold on for a while, is it haram to hold it? I don’t do anything else with it
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Removing curse on me after I did bad

Assalamu slaikkum warahmathullahi wabarakathuhu. Dear brothers and sisters, kindly help me. May Allah bless you all abundantly. I am a 23 year old with a compulsive behaviour of stealing small ...
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What is the punishment for stealing from my parents? [closed]

I am a 16 year old Muslim girl. I stole money from my mother to buy presents for my friends with intention of returning it back the following day. When she asked I denied it but she found out and said ...
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Taking back what's mine but by stealing

Someone stole all of my money from me and I know who it is but I don't have proof because I witnessed it with my own eyes. Is it okay to take back exactly the same amount that he stole from me?...
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What to do if you stole from someone and don't know how to pay them back?

Assalamulaikum, I stole a piece of stationery from a girl in my class when I was young (after puberty though), I have repented for my thievery, and regret it every time I remember, but I read the ...
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Is there a hadith "He who buys the stolen property, with the knowledge that it was stolen, shares in the sin and shame of stealing" and is it sahih?

I stumbled upon the following hadith, but I was unsuccessful in verifying it actually exists, and am unable to gauge its authenticity. The Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam said, “He who buys ...
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Will I be held responsible if I bought a second-hand phone which may have been stolen?

I bought a second-hand phone that I now think might have been stolen. Will I be still held responsible if, without my knowledge, it was actually stolen? Before buying it, I tried to verify that it ...
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Can amputation of hands as sharia punishment for theft be performed under anaesthetic?

Punishment under sharia law for theft is amputation of hands: [As for] the thief, the male and the female, amputate their hands in recompense for what they committed as a deterrent [punishment] ...
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Are white-collar crimes punishable under sharia?

White-collar crime refers to financially motivated nonviolent crime committed by business and government professionals. ... Typical white-collar crimes could possibly include fraud, bribery, Ponzi ...
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Is the government responsible for money stolen from libraries?

I want to read certain books & I know they will not be available within my library mainly because of corruption. If I download the ebook(piracy), am I stealing? Will I be held responsible by Allah ...
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What should I do to make amends for stealing money before I hit puberty when I cannot find the person I stole from?

When I was nine years old, I stole some money from my martial arts teacher (I hadn't reached puberty at the time). I didn't know it was a major sin. Now that I'm older, I found out that I could not ...
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If someone stole something before converting to Islam, what should they do with what they stole?

Suppose someone stole something prior to converting to Islam. Further, suppose they are still in possession of the thing they stole. What should they do with the thing they stole? The consensus seems ...
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Is piracy a form of theft for the purposes of fiqh?

From this question What is the punishment for someone who pirates digital files?, the OP writes: It is agreed upon that piracy is theft according to the question Where does Islam stand on Internet ...
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Is it okay to steal something from your thief?

Is it okay to steal something similar, of what was stolen from you, from the thief? (If you couldn't find the original thing that was stolen from you.) Ex. My neighbor stole my football and denied ...
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Is getting unauthorized discounts on store products haraam?

Often times, I would go to a coffee shop, and a previous school mate works there. Now he gives me free coffee and food (this isn't authorized by the store) and I'm under the assumption that he expects ...
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Is cracking wifi password Halal Or Haram

Is cracking wifi password Halal Or Haram and does it differ if the internet pckage were limited or not limited?
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How to compensate and give back what I've stolen?

I am 14 and 1 or 2 years ago I have stolen a book from my friend without her knowledge. She had inquired once about it, and she is my very close friend. I have repented to Allah (S.W.T) to forgive my ...
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What if the thief refuses to admit?

An employer found out that his worker has been stealing money from his business for some time. Though he has not caught him red handed, the overwhelming circumstantial evidences leaves no doubt at all ...
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How to repent for stealing in my childhood?

I stole when I was very young, most when I was below puberty, so I am forgiven by default, but do I still have to make up for it? I even stole after I passed puberty, but still very young, now ...
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Is it haram to buy a iPhone someone found?

My friend wants to sell an iPhone to me. He claims he found it lost on a plane. My friend is non-Muslim and he used this phone for some time now he plans to sell it. I am buying it from my friend ...
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What are the preconditions for cutting hands of a thief?

If someone is found to be guilty of theft, there applies Islamic law concerning theft; that is, the hand should be cut off from the wrist joint. “[As for] the thief, the male and the female, ...
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Is it permissible to steal as part of a game?

I play a game on my computer in which you can steal things from actual people. Is this allowed because it is a game or is it the same as stealing in real life?
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What is the punishment for someone who pirates digital files?

It is agreed upon that piracy is theft according to the question What is the Islamic stance on Internet Piracy? However, cutting the hand of someone for downloading a bad pop song seems a little… ...