Paying off a debt on behalf of another person

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Lets say person A borrowed money for person B. Then person B refused to pay back. Then person C paid the amount. Will person a still owe the debt islamically even though the debt is paid off?


A: If C paid the debt out on behalf of A the debt will be paid out.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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