To sell the house which is mortgaged

Q 2: My father took out a loan from the Real Estate Bank and then died. Is this loan considered a real debt as is stipulated in the Shari`ah (Islamic law)? Some people claim that a debt owed to the government is different from any other debt.

A: A debt owed to a government is a real debt, which should be paid off like any other debt taken from creditors other than banks. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.