Q. Mufti Saheb, I took a loan from someone a few years ago. Unfortunately, I cannot locate him now to pay him back the loan. What do I do? Please advise?
A. As a debtor, you should exercise all possible avenues in getting in touch with your creditor.
However, if it is not possible for you to do so, then as a debtor, you may absolve yourself from the situation by giving the money to the poor and needy as Sadaqah (charity) (Shaami)
Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa