Mistakenly scratching someone's car

Q: What is the procedure in the following case:

I was at a parking lot. Just as I opened my car door, a strong wind blew it onto the car next to me and scratched the car abit and cracked the indicator light. I was scared and wasn't sure what to do. I considered leaving a note along with some money on the windscreen but I was afraid and drove away. Now it's really playing on my conscience. Please advise.

A: If you can locate the driver then compensate him with what is fair and just.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)