In the Case of an Accident is the Cost of Fixing a Car upon the Owner or the Person he Allowed to Drive the Car?


I sent someone with my car for a need of mine and whilst he was driving the car he entered a hole in the road which affected the balance of the car until he ended up in the other lane and crashed with another car. Is the cost of fixing my car upon me or the person that l sent?


The person whom you sent your car with is the one who carried out the crash and if anyone were to have died from the crash then he is the one who the compensation is upon not you. So likewise if because of the crash something happened to your car or the other person’s car then he is the one who shoulders the responsibility.

However by way of good doing and for the fact that he went in the first place for your need then it is appropriate for you to pay to fix the car and say to him “don’t worry I’ll fix the car” because he went out in the first place for your need so you should help him the same way he helped you. This is not obligatory but it is by way of returning a favour.

And Allah knows best.

Answered by: Shaikh Abu Abdillah Muhammad Ba Jamaal (May Allah preserve him)


Translated by: Abu Musa Jamaal al-Britani