He stole a car and took it to another city, then whilst he was travelling he repented and regretted what he had done

Question : 263706

16/09/2023

A man stole a car and took it to another city, then he regretted what he had done and repented. How can he return the car? Should he return it himself or ship it, or what should he do?

Answer

We put this question to our shaykh, ‘Abd ar-Rahman al-Barrak (may Allah, may He be exalted, preserve him), and he replied:

The one who stole a car and took it to another city, then regretted it and repented, must ship it from the other city. He should not use it, so that its value will not be reduced by wear and tear. He must also pay the cost of shipping it.

And Allah knows best.

Source:  

Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid