Q: When one dies still owing some student loan, it is written off. What is the Islamic perspective on this? Will we still be held accountable for this in front of Allah?
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A: As the loan is written off the borrower will not be held accountable for not repaying the loan. However, if one had not sincerely repented in one’s life one would be culpable of the sin of entering into a contract wherein one agrees to pay riba under given circumstances.