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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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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… ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Repentance for theft

Salam, if you want to repent for stealing but are unable to find the person so you give the money to charity, but you then find the person, must you go and give the money to them as well?
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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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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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Steal small snack

I am writing with lot of guilt even crying while drafting. I steal few penny items not more than £3 or£2. I was there to collect some items and when I didn’t found mine I just picked 2 small items . I ...