Posted on 05/19/2012 by __socrates

“Troves.” Property with a person finds and takes away to preserve it in trust. In English law, trover (from the French trouver) is an action which a man has against another who has found or obtained possession of his goods, and refuses to deliver them on demand. (See Blackstone.) According to Muslim law, the finder if lost property is obliged to advertise it for the space of a year before he can claim it for as his own. If the finder be a wealthy person, he should give it to the poor. (Hidayah, vol. ii. p. 277.) [TROVES.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam