Recovering debt without wanting to cause animosity

Question ID: 32304

Aslm Mufti

I borrowed money to an in-law family member. There was no written contract, however it was agreed verbally that this will be repaid in 1-2 months. After 1 month he/she came to speak to me out of his own to say he/she could not pay it back yet. I agreed to give he/she more time. This went on for a few months. Again he/she came back to me that he/she could not pay. We then agreed a weekly repayment amount which would have settled the amount in 4 months (16 payments). he/she made one payment and I have not heard from he/she since regarding this matter. I have tried calling he/she, messaging he/she. he/she does not answer or respond.

From an Islamic point of view how do I approach this matter since it is a family member and I do not want to cause animosity in the family.

Marked as spam
Asked on January 10, 2017 3:42 pm
Private answer


السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُاللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

Take a few elders and draw up a written repayment contract.

وَعَلَيْكُمُ السَّلَام وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ وَمَغْفِرَتُهُ
Mufti Elias

Marked as spam
Answered on January 12, 2017 2:19 pm