Ruling on the money that a mother borrowed from her son

Question:

A man gave some money to his mother as qardh with the view that she would return this money. However he has passed away now. The man’s wife and children are wondering whether this money is owed to son and his family?

Answer:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The mother should return the money and it should be distributed among the inheritors of the son. She will also have her share in it.

Allah knows best
Syed Hussain ibn Imamuddin
19 Rajab 1441 / 3 March 2021

Approved by
Mufti Muhammad Tahir Wadee
Darul Uloom Bury, UK