debt from inheritance

debt from inheritance

Question:

Assalamu alaikum

Mufti sahib hope you are well

Safaricom is a phone network

 If a deceased has debt in safaricom but safaricom refuses to accept money paid for debt claiming that the money will be paid from insurance… can one give away that money in Sadaqah (as though they paying off the debt)?

Or is the debt to be seen as forgiven and the money can go to inheritors?

Jazaakumullahu khaira

Answer:

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

If Safaricom refuses to accept the money owed to them, the debt will be considered to be forgiven. Accordingly, the money will be added to the inheritance and distributed among the rightful heirs in accordance with their shares.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hammad Ibn Ismail Jogiat

Student - Darul Iftaa

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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