Q 1: A man once mentioned to us that while a road-construction company was making some repairs in our area, he took some iron used by the company in road construction. Now he wants to return the iron he had taken, but he does not know the location of this company, as they have finished their task. What should he do to return the iron?

A: The mentioned man should return the iron he has taken from the company (Part No. 15; Page No. 387) to its owners. If he could not do this, he should give its value as Sadaqah (voluntary charity) on behalf of its owners, while performing Tawbah (repentance to Allah) and Istighfar (seeking forgiveness from Allah) for what he committed. He should not do it again. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.