Obligation of repaying the deceased's debt before distributing the shares of inheritors

A: The debt which is payable by the deceased should be repaid before dividing the inheritance, for repaying the debts of a legator takes precedence over giving his heirs their shares of inheritance, if the debt was proved by legal evidence or by the confession of the inheritors who are Mukallaf (people meeting the conditions to be held legally accountable for their actions). (Part No. 16; Page No. 427) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.