A: If the reality is as you mentioned that
he knows the place of the stolen things and returns them, he must be a soothsayer and fortuneteller. He only knows that by looking at the stars, in a magical book, by drawing a line on the sand, seeking the help of Jinn, or any other forbidden means. (Part No. 1; Page No. 214) All these acts are acts of disbelief in Allah (Exalted be He), for he claims the knowledge of the Unseen, which is confined only to Allah (Exalted be He) Who says,
Say: “None in the heavens and the earth knows the Ghaib (Unseen) except Allâh”
Allah (Exalted be He) also says,
"(He Alone is) the All-Knower of the Ghaib (Unseen), and He reveals to none His Ghaib (Unseen)."
Except to a Messenger (from mankind) whom He has chosen (He informs him of unseen as much as He likes), and then He makes a band of watching guards (angels) to march before him and behind him.
Thus, it is prohibited to go to this person and it is forbidden to believe his knowledge of the Unseen, because of the severe punishment reported in this concern. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
He who visits a diviner and asks him about anything, his prayers extending to forty nights will not be accepted.
Muslim in his Sahih Book)
If anyone resorts to a diviner or a soothsayer and believes in what he says, then he disbelieves in what was revealed to Muhammad (peace be upon him).
(Related by the Four Compilers of Hadith (Imams Abu Dawud, Al-Tirmidhy, Al-Nasa'y and Ibn Majah) and Al-Hakim who ranked the Hadith as Sahih (authentic)). The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
“He is not of us: the one who sees omens or has omens seen for him; predicts or has the future predicted for him; performs magic or has magic performed for him. Anyone who goes to a soothsayer and believes what he says has disbelieved in what has been sent down upon Muhammad.”
Al-Bazzar with a good chain of narration). As for the claim of this person that he recites the Qur'an, it is a game to trick the people that he is doing a permissible thing in order to spread evil, possess their minds, and extort their money. However, his act is a mere lie. The mere reading of the Qur'an does not unveil the place of the stolen things and he does not use it to return the stolen objects. (Part No. 1; Page No. 215) The person who knows the conditions of this person must warn the people against going to him or believing in him. He must explain for them the ruling on that and disapprove of the work of this person and advise him. He must also explain to him the ruling on soothsaying and the bad end of his work. If he stops and repents sincerely, it will be good; otherwise, his case shall be referred to the concerned authority in order to stop him and ward off harm from the Muslims.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.