I am a tutor. I was supervising an exam. After the end of the exam, I found out that a student have forgotten her calculator. I had to put up a notice on the notice board for the student to come and collect her calculator. I got busy with work and forgot to put up the notice. I do not know which student it was and how to return the calculator to that person. Please advise me what I should do in this situation. I am feeling very guilty of keeping it and not putting up the notice on time if anyone has lost their calculator, should come and collect it from me. A new trimester has begun and I am quite sure that that student may not be around. What do I do with the calculator?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Put that notice up on the board and leave it there for some time. The owner may well come to the university to look for it. After the notice has been there for a while and you feel that there is no or little hope of the student coming to find his/her calculator then give the calculator to a poor person who is eligible to receive zakat money.
And Allah Ta'ala knows best
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