A benefactor willing to pay the amount necessary to free a slave
I had a car accident which resulted in the death of a person in the car I hit. It was Allah's Decree (Exalted be He) that I would be responsible for the accident. Since I have a large family, I could not observe Sawm (fast), rather I decided to free a bondsman. A benefactor has offered to pay the cost of this emancipation on my behalf. Based on this, I ask Allah that you provide me with a Fatwa on the permissibility of taking money from another person to do so.
If a benefactor pays
the due value of freeing a bondsman on your behalf, you may buy the bondsman and set him free, and this is permissible. (Part No. 21; Page No. 347) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.