Children Not Being Responsible for Their Parent’s Debts


Are sons and daughters responsible for the debts of their parents who pass away leaving behind no money or assets? 


The sons and daughters cannot be held responsible for the debts incurred by their deceased parents. In the Quraan Sharif Allah Ta’ala states, 

None shall be burdened with the load of another

This means that each person will be responsible for his own actions. Notwithstanding the above, if the sons and daughters are wealthy and able to absolve their parents of this great responsibility (for  which their parents will have to answer and account for on the Day of Qiyaamah), then they should  certainly do so, for which they will certainly be rewarded. However, they cannot be forced to do so.  It can be carried out voluntarily.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.


وَلَا تَزِرُ وَازِرَةٌ وِزْرَ أُخْرَى

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