Spending money designated for starting a business

Q 2: A woman gave me a sum of money to keep some of it with me and give the rest to anyone I know to invest it for her. I did not find anyone to invest her money and I could not do it myself due to my work conditions. Then I was in dire need of money and had to spend all the money she left to me without her knowledge. Now I do not know what to do. Please advise me. May Allah reward you with the best.

A: You must repay the full amount of money to the woman who entrusted you with it, tell her what you did and ask her to forgive you. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.