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Is the postman liable for what he must be deliverd?
Date 01 February 2023 & Clock 17:02
Question 35:A person puts currency notes in an ordinary envelop and posts it to an address, the postman seeing it as an illegal act on the part of the sender, takes the money for him, is he liable? What if he is ignorant of the law?
Answer 35: Yes, he is liable and it is not permissible for him to take the money. He is liable even if he is ignorant and he should return the money to the person concerned. One who acts against the law cannot take legal action to claim his right, if his money does not reach the destination. This is absolutely different from the postman's act who takes the money for himself. May Allah grant you success.