Fri 2 Saf 1435 - 6 December 2013
If something entrusted to a person is damaged
or lost without any deliberate mishandling on his part, he is not obliged to provide
I was going on a journey, and
someone entrusted me with some money to give it to a relative of his. It was confiscated
by the airport authorities who do not let anyone take more than a certain amount of money
out of the country; they also took some of my own money. Do I have to repay the person
whose money it was?
Praise be to Allaah.
The person to whom the money was given is a
trustee, and if the money in his care was lost without any wrongdoing on his part, then he
does not have to pay any compensation. If the matter is as you say, then you do not have
to give him anything in return.
And Allaah is the source of strength. May Allaah bless our
Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.
Al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 3/7