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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


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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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