Trying to locate the creditor of the deceased

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: If the deceased was in debt to a lump sum amount and his heirs cannot find that person to pay of the loan, what does the Shariah says about this?

Bismillaah

A: I suggest that you keep that amount and distribute the rest of his assets and go on trying to find the creditor.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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