Will salaries be included in the liabilities of the deceased?

Q: Zaid passed away on 15 October 2014. He used to pay his staff’s monthly salaries to the value of 100k on the 30th of every month. Will a liability
for half a months salary ie 50k be deducted from his net assets when calculating his estate?


A: Yes

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)