The owners of cattle have to keep

Q 2: I ran over a sheep with my car a long time ago, and I did not stop the car. Indeed, the shepherd was present at that time of the accident, but I did it unintentionally. I feared the consequences and problems that may follow, especially knowing about the troublesome people of that area and my being far away from home. If I ask about the owner of the sheep, I would create a lot of problems. I ask Allah for guidance. Would you kindly advise?

A: If the shepherd is still alive, give him the value of the sheep. (Part No. 14; Page No. 186) If he has passed away and left heirs, you must pay them by means of the court. If you are unable to find him or any of his heirs, or you do not know who he is after searching, you should pay its value to the poor on his behalf. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.