A thief repenting

Q 2: A man stole some money then wanted to repent, so he returned the money to its owner without his knowledge. What is the ruling on such repentance?

A: If the case is as you have mentioned and he is truthful with regard to his repentance, and he feels regret for the sin he committed, as well as being determined not to do it again, his repentance is correct. As for returning the stolen money to its owner without his knowledge, this does not affect his repentance.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.