Question: A man rented a house. He was given the key to the place but never stayed in it. What is the ruling?

Answer: He has to pay the rent because he was in a position to use the place. 

فيجب الأجر لدار قبضت ولَم تسكن ( لوجود تمكنه من 

الانتفاع ) [ فتاوى الشىامى ج٦ ص ١١]

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Yusuf Moosagie 

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