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How much must I pay for a late payment?

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If a person took a tuition course in 2007 and did not pay the fees (at that time, Rs 5000) and now he repents his act and wants to pay back to that oganisation. Is he suppose to pay pay the same amount (5000/-) or should the inflation be accounted for as well? Is the person liable to pay exactly 5000 or he should add the extra amount in it to cover economic inflation and pay more than 5000?


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

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

The person is obliged to pay the exact tuition fees of Rs 5000.[1] If he wishes to pay an additional amount in consideration of his delayed payment and without any demand of additional payment from the Organisation, he may do so. That will be an expression of goodwill from his side.[2]

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



ุงู„ุงุฎุชูŠุงุฑ ู„ุชุนู„ูŠู„ ุงู„ู…ุฎุชุงุฑ- ุท. ุงู„ุนู„ู…ูŠุฉ (3/ 40)

ูˆู„ูˆ ุตุงู„ุญู‡ ุนู„ู‰ ุฃูƒุซุฑ ู…ู† ุฃุฑุจุนูŠู† ูŠุญุท ุงู„ูุถู„ ู„ุฃู† ุงู„ู…ุณุชุญู‚ ุฃุฑุจุนูˆู† ูุงู„ุฒูŠุงุฏุฉ ุฑุจุง.


ุดุฑุญ ู…ุฎุชุตุฑ ุงู„ุทุญุงูˆูŠ ู„ู„ุฌุตุงุต (3/ 160)

ูˆู‚ุงู„ ุฃุจูˆ ุญู†ูŠูุฉ ูˆู…ุญู…ุฏ: ู„ุง ุชุฌูˆุฒ ุงู„ุฒูŠุงุฏุฉ ููŠ ุงู„ุฏูŠู†



ุณู†ู† ุฃุจูŠ ุฏุงูˆุฏ (3/ 247)

ุญูŽุฏู‘ูŽุซูŽู†ูŽุง ุงู„ู’ู‚ูŽุนู’ู†ูŽุจููŠู‘ูุŒ ุนูŽู†ู’ ู…ูŽุงู„ููƒูุŒ ุนูŽู†ู’ ุฒูŽูŠู’ุฏู ุจู’ู†ู ุฃูŽุณู’ู„ูŽู…ูŽุŒ ุนูŽู†ู’ ุนูŽุทูŽุงุกู ุจู’ู†ู ูŠูŽุณูŽุงุฑูุŒ ุนูŽู†ู’ ุฃูŽุจููŠ ุฑูŽุงููุนูุŒ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ: ุงุณู’ุชูŽุณู’ู„ูŽููŽ ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ู ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ุตูŽู„ู‘ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ู‘ูŽู…ูŽ ุจูŽูƒู’ุฑู‹ุง ุŒ ููŽุฌูŽุงุกูŽุชู’ู‡ู ุฅูุจูู„ูŒ ู…ูู†ูŽ ุงู„ุตู‘ูŽุฏูŽู‚ูŽุฉูุŒ ููŽุฃูŽู…ูŽุฑูŽู†ููŠ ุฃูŽู†ู’ ุฃูŽู‚ู’ุถููŠูŽ ุงู„ุฑู‘ูŽุฌูู„ูŽ ุจูŽูƒู’ุฑูŽู‡ูุŒ ููŽู‚ูู„ู’ุชู: ู„ูŽู…ู’ ุฃูŽุฌูุฏู’ ูููŠ ุงู„ู’ุฅูุจูู„ู ุฅูู„ู‘ูŽุง ุฌูŽู…ูŽู„ู‹ุง ุฎููŠูŽุงุฑู‹ุง ุฑูŽุจูŽุงุนููŠู‹ุงุŒ ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ุงู„ู†ู‘ูŽุจููŠู‘ู ุตูŽู„ู‘ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ู‘ูŽู…ูŽ: ยซุฃูŽุนู’ุทูู‡ู ุฅููŠู‘ูŽุงู‡ูุŒ ููŽุฅูู†ู‘ูŽ ุฎููŠูŽุงุฑูŽ ุงู„ู†ู‘ูŽุงุณู ุฃูŽุญู’ุณูŽู†ูู‡ูู…ู’ ู‚ูŽุถูŽุงุกู‹ยป

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