Procrastinating in settling one’s debts

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: If you are in debt, does it affect your taubah or forgiveness? I mean can a debt stop you getting your sins forgiven? would Allah forgive your sins if your in debt?


A: Sins are a different thing altogether. Procrastinating your debts is one sin and the other sins are another side of your life.

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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