Stealing the Mus-haf and books of knowledge

Q 3: What is the ruling on whoever steals a Mus-haf (copy of the Qur'an) or religious or cultural books to spread their benefits for the sake of Allah (Exalted be He) and His honorable Messenger? (Part No. 22; Page No. 223

Stealing is Haram (prohibited) whether the thief wants to avail from it in the cause of Allah or not. Whoever has stolen something has to return it to whom it is due. They also have to make Tawbah (repentance to Allah) and Istighfar (seeking forgiveness from Allah, may He be Glorified and Exalted).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.