Sheikh `Abdul-Majeed Subh, a prominent Azharite scholar, states: “The right of Allah is to worship him sincerely (for His sake only) as He commands us. As for the rights of people, they are divided into the following:
1- rights that are related only to people such as the debt.
2- rights that are common between people and Allah such as Zakah.
As for the rights of people such as the debt, they have to be fulfilled because Almighty Allah does not forgive them.