Paying a contractor who passes away
Question: If you owe money to someone for work they have done and they pass away, what should you do?Answer:
Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
Thank you for your important question.
Financial obligations do not end at death. The heirs simply take the place of the dead person and their financial right is upheld.
Whether they are Muslim or not, one should find out if they have family members and make sure their money is given to the right people. One would not simply give it to the general religious or ethnic group they belong to.
I pray this helps.
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language