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Creditor waving off the debt

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Q: I want to ask a question about qarz. Once when I was younger like 10 years old, I asked my friend for some money and he gave it but today I heard if you don’t pay back the money, you are in trouble with Allah Ta’ala and are going to get punished after death but I am pretty sure that friend said he doesn’t need the money and I don’t have to repay him because he’s my friend so do I still have to pay him his money back? It was like 1 pound only.


A: If he made you maaf then you do not need to pay him.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.