Disposing of the money donated to treat a patient abroad but he did not travel

Q: Someone was given 9,000 Riyals to take somebody abroad for medical treatment. This amount was to cover the expenses for the journey, the treatment, and the expenses of the person accompanying the patient. However, the person who was ill died before they left. The question is: What should they do with the money?

A: If the matter is as the questioner mentioned in the question and someone was given some money to take a patient abroad for treatment of a medical condition, but the person who was ill died before traveling, the money has to be returned to the one who gave it, because the reason for which the money was given no longer exists. It is not permissible for them to take any of the money to spend on themselves, as they have no right to it.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.