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I am indebted some money to a person whom I can't find. This debt is a headache to me. I've looked for this person for some years now, but still no trace!!!

What should I do in this situation? I'm afraid if I would die before clearing the debts.

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"If you know that you owe somebody and how much you owe him, but you cannot find him, or you know the amount you owe but you do not know to whom it is owed, then give that amount in charity on that person's behalf.

If he comes along later, give him the choice between approving of the charity and gaining the reward for it, or asking you to pay him back, in which case the reward (for giving charity) will be yours"

Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid (Islam Q&A #5979)

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