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Is it obligatory for a child to pay the debt of his late parents?

Question: Is it obligatory for a child to pay the debt of his late parents? Answer: ﺑﺴﻢ اﷲ اﻟﺮﺣﻤﻦ اﻟﺮﺣﯿﻢ In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

No, it is not obligatory. However, if the child does pay it, he would receive a lot of reward. It is mentioned in Kitaabul-Meerath: “Payment of the debt is not incumbent on the heirs. Should they willingly pay the debt, it will be an act of merit.”1


Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah Darul Ifta Birmingham

1 Kitaabul-Meerath: p. 26 (Majlisul Ulama of South Africa)

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