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I wanted to know, i rented a hotel with another friend. The hotel booking was under my name and because i am of a western nationality, the room did not have to pay a tourist fee. I shared the room with my friend from asian nationality and forgot to disclose it to the hotel. If the hotel knew, then the room would be charged a tourist fee and i would have asked my friend to pay it. Can i know that since the hotel says both people who rent the hotel room are liable the tourist fee, am i still responsible to pay the fee on the room in allahs eyes? As my friend was the one who was charged because she was from a different nationality. I have lost contact with that friend, so if i dont pay is this considered not returning the rights of the hotel?

A:

Bismillah ArRahman ArRaheem 

Wa-Alaykum As Salaam  
 
When you enter in to a hotel and book a room, you are effectively agreeing to a contract and as a Muslim, we should adhere to the rules of the contract.
 
Perhaps you can contact the hotel and explain the situation to them?
S.L. Al-Hakim