Luqata (Fallen Lost Thing)

Narrated Zaid bin Khalid Al-Juhani (raa): A man asked the Prophet (saws) about the picking up of a "Luqata" (fallen lost thing).

The Prophet (saws) replied, "Recognize and remember its tying material and its container, and make public announcement (about it) for one year, then utilize it but give it to its owner if he comes."

Then the person asked about the lost camel. On that, the Prophet (saws) got angry and his cheeks or his Face became red and he said,

"You have no concern with it as it has its water container, and its feet and it will reach water, and eat (the leaves) of trees till its owner finds it."

The man then asked about the lost sheep. The Prophet (saws) replied, "It is either for you, for your brother (another person) or for the wolf."

Knowledge – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 3, Number 91

While Sinning, You Are Not A Believer

Narrated Abu Huraira (raa): The Prophet (saws) said, "An adulterer, at the time he is committing illegal sexual intercourse is not a believer; and a person, at the time of drinking an alcoholic drink is not a believer; and a thief, at the time of stealing, is not a believer."

Ibn Shihab (raa) said: ‘Abdul Malik bin Abi Bakr bin ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Al-Harith bin Hisham (raa) told me that Abu Bakr (raa) used to narrate that narration to him on the authority of Abu Huraira (raa).

He used to add that Abu Bakr (raa) used to mention, besides the above cases, "And he who robs (takes illegally something by force) while the people are looking at him, is not a believer at the time he is robbing (taking)

Drinks – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 69, Number 484