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Liability for damages on a borrowed vehicle


Nasihah (Advice): Do not trust a two-faced person


Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “A person who is two-faced should not be trusted.” (Al-Adabul Mufrad)




Question and Answer:


  1. aslmww please advise me, if i lend my car to a friend or family member and he unintentionally damages it in any way, be it an accident or the engine blowing etc, who is liable to fix it or pay for the damages? jzk


(Question published as received)


  1. If you had given full permission to your friend or family member to use your car and it incurred damages, then if it was due to the negligence of your friend or family member i.e. exceeding the speed limit and driving irresponsibily etc., he/she will be responsible for the cost of the damages of your car. However, if it was not due to their negligence, they will not be responsible for it. (Hindiyyah 4/363)



And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best


Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

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