Fatwa: # 40916
Category: Inheritance
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 7th June 2020


I owed someone money but he passed away, who should I give it to?


I Owe someone 20 Pounds, that person has passed away and also his wife, they have 10 children, who should I give this 20 pound too? can I give this to any one of the kids?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

The 20 pounds which was owed to the deceased forms part of his estate. You may contact the executor of the estate and hand over the money to him to be distributed to the heirs of the deceased according to the shariah laws of inheritance and succession.[1]

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



الفتاوى الهندية (14/ 490)

وَلَوْ مَاتَ الدَّائِنُ وَقَضَاهُ إلَى وَرَثَتِهِ أَوْ وَصِيَّتِهِ بَرَّ فِي يَمِينِهِ وَإِلَّا فَهُوَ حَانِثٌ ، كَذَا فِي الْوَجِيزِ لِلْكَرْدَرِيِّ .


Kifaayatul Mufti, Vol 8, Pg 138.

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