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Hadith on Debt: The Prophet encourages paying debts of the deceased | Daily Hadith Online
Salamah ibn al-Akwa' reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was presented with a funeral for him to pray over it. The Prophet said, "Does he have debt?" They said no, so the Prophet prayed over him. Then he was presented with another funeral and the Prophet said, "Does he have debt?" They said yes. The Prophet said, "Pray over your companion." Abu Qatadah said, "I take responsibility for his debt, O Messenger of Allah," so the Prophet prayed over him. Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 2173 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari Ibn Battal said, "The majority of scholars agree upon the validity of this transference of responsibility and it is not for him to revoke it regarding the wealth of the deceased." Source: Fatḥ al-Bārī 2169 عَنْ سَلَمَةَ بْنِ الْأَكْوَعِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أُتِيَ بِجَنَازَةٍ لِيُصَلِّيَ عَلَيْهَا فَقَالَ هَلْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ دَيْنٍ قَالُوا لَا فَصَلَّى عَلَيْهِ ثُمَّ أُتِيَ بِجَنَازَةٍ