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Loan must be repaid to creditor unless he authorizes someone else


My husband took one lakhs as a loan from my sister before her marriage with my husband's brother. During my sister's marriage, my father-in-law asked a loan of one lakh, and my brother gave that money. After a few months, some quarrels occured, and I asked my husband to give one lakh to my brother and end this matter. My husband sent one lakh and we kept quiet. Now my father-in-law is saying that he took the loan for his son's marriage and will pay the amount. My husband says that he sent 1 lakh. It was my sister's money and my sister is asking for it. Who must give the money?


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

Your husband must repay the loan to your sister as he is personally liable for it. The fact that he paid the money to another person does not clear him of his liability from the loan as long as your sister has not authorized this other person to receive the loan on her behalf or approved paying it to him.

Allah knows best.

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