A husband died after lending his wife some money without her repaying it

Question:

A wife borrowed a sum of money from her husband and he stipulated that she has to repay it but he died before settling the debt. What should she do?

Answer:

She has to repay the sum she borrowed from her husband to his heirs to be distributed along with the inheritance.

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

  • Date: Muharram 12, 1442 AH
  • Source: Fatawa Al-Lajnah Ad-Da'imah no. 17705-4
  • Muftis: Shaykh Abdul-Aziz ibn Baz , Shaykh Salih Fawzan , Shaykh Abdul-Aziz Aal al-Shaykh , Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd