The Arabic term diyah, i.e. indemnity, is defined as the money given to the victim or to his immediate family because of the offence.

Allah says:

‘He who kills a believer by mistake must free a believing soul from bondage and pay an indemnity to his family, unless they forgo it by way of charity’

(4: 92)

Allah says:

‘No one shall be made to bear the burden of another’

(6: 164)