Offsetting a debt with the amount one usually gives in sadaqah

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Q: I borrowed a person 100 000 Rands which he has not paid. I take out sadaqah every month of 5000 Rands. Can I take that sadaqah for myself and offset it off his account? If he does pay one day, then I will give that away as the sadaqah?


A: Yes.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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