Petrol attendant filling more fuel than one requested

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I requested R300 fuel at a filling station, the attendant filled R370 in error. Am I obligated to pay the R70? The manager informed me that the attendant is liable. Is this correct? What about the extra fuel in my tank?


A: You should have asked them to drain it out from your petrol tank. If you keep the petrol, you should pay for it.

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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