What should I do if I find excess money in the till

Fatwa ID: 01737

Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Question:

I work in a store alone, in a company which is having chain shops, now in my cash till its having £415 excess it might be due to the following reasons: 

1) When the product was sold and in a rush it was not entered in the till in the bust time. 

2) Customers usually says keep the change but that will not come to such amount.

 3) Sometimes exact change is not given to the customers unknowingly, might be less.   Now my question is what should I do with this £415? Should I give to a poor or should I make a entry in the cash till?

 Answer:

Bismillah

In the aforementioned situation, you should estimate how much you think you may have overcharged them or how much change you wrongly did not give to them and give that amount to Sadqah or charity.

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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