To protect their property and care for it

Q: A citizen from the area of Raniyya came and asked us to report to Your Eminence an accident caused by him: Coming to the farm of his brother, he found a donkey that had intruded therein and caused harm to the vegetables. Being informed that though it was driven away many times, the donkey keeps returning, he tied up the forelegs of the donkey next to the farm and left. As the man forgot and the workers gave it no attention, the donkey eventually died of hunger and thirst. When he was informed about this, it was hard for him to bear and he felt worried since it was not his intention to leave it this (Part No. 21; Page No. 191) way. He asked us to report this to Your Eminence in particular to inform him about the consequences of what he did. May Allah reward you with the best!

A: The mentioned person has to turn to Allah in repentance of what he has committed. He also has to give the value of the donkey to its owner if he knows him. Otherwise, he has to give it in charity to the poor.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.