At What Amount can a Lost Item be kept and at What Amount Does it Need to be Announced – Shaikh Ibn ul-Uthaymeen

Salafiyyah

Question: What is the highest amount of lost money that is allowed to be picked up in this time period?

Shaikh: Do you mean that which will belong to him by picking it up or the amount that is allowed to be announced that it is lost?

Questioner: That will belong to him by picking it up

Answer: ” that is because their is difference between them. So that which is allowed to announce as lost is any lost item even if it reaches millions. However, that which will belong to the one who picks it up differs according to the difference in conditions and people. In the past, one dirham was expensive with the people. It was followed with concern. In our time, it is possible ten riyals is not important. If a person lost ten dirhams, he would not search after it except if…

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