The tenant of our house fled without paying rent for a few months, leaving his belongings with almost the same amount of rent. He is unlikely to return. Would it be permissible for me to use these things now?
asked Feb 7, 2021 in Innovations by Tahsin Ahmed Miraz

1 Answer

Ref. No. 1307/42-665

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

In the above case, if there is no way to contact with him and he is unlikely to return as you have written, then it is allowable to use the goods for rent or to sell it and get the price as a rent.

قال الحموي في شرح الکنز․․․ إن عدم جواز الأخذ من فلان الجنس کان في زمانہم لمطاوعتہم في الحقوق والفتوی الیوم علی جواز الأخذ عند القدرة من أيّ مالٍ کان لا سیّما في دیارنا لمداومتہم العقوق الخ (رد المحتار علی الدر المختار:1/221) امداد الفتاوی (3/415، سوال: 43)

And Allah knows best

Darul Ifta

Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband

answered Feb 9, 2021 by Darul Ifta