Salaam, I wanted to ask that if stolen money was taken from someone because that money was stolen in time of need .. and now that person understands there sin and have asked for forgiveness and have given the money back but the person doesn’t know who stole there money does that sin get forgiven what does that person have to do thank you please help..
wa `alaykum salam,
This story will give you an answer to your question:
The story is about one who killed 100 men. It’s long so this is the short version. He killed 100 men and asked for forgiveness. He was told by a wise sage to go to place there he will find Allah’s Mercy. But on his way he died. The angels came down to take his soul and started quarreling – one says Jannah the other Jahannam.
So they asked Allah. And Almighty said: Measure from where he came to where he was going. If it is more than half-way place him in Heaven, and if it is less than half-way place him in Hell. So the two angels obeyed the order and found he was only a step more than half-way. So he entered Heaven.
Our strong recommendation to you is to return the money and ask the person from whom you have stolen it to forgive you and ask Allah to forgive you. And make salawat on the Prophet Muhammad (S).
Imam Senad Agic
Head Imam (IABNA)
The Islamic Association of Bosniaks in North America
American Islamic Center – Chicago