Trying to locate the creditor of the deceased

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

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?


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)