Carpenter Doing Incomplete Job

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Q: I hired a carpenter and we agreed on a price. However he could not complete the job and I had to hire someone else. Do I have to pay him?

A: Yes you have to pay him for the work he did thus far.Take the opinion of two honest skilled people as to what his work is worth and pay him that amount. (Imdaadul Fataawa volume 3 page 341)

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