Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 37941
Asked Country: Australia

Answered Date: Apr 12,2017

Title: Is it Permissible to use the Insurance Payout?


As SalamuAlaykum,

My farther has taken out insurance on my car which is not compulsory It covered my car incase of an accident , I recently had such an accident and am want to know if it is permissable to use the insurance payout


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Apart from any insurance (third party) which is a legal requirement, it is not permissible to take out any car insurance policy. These schemes contain elements of interest [Riba], gambling [Qimar] and deception [Gharar].

If you are paid out, you may only use the sum of your premiums and not more than that.[i] The excess amount should be disposed in charity without the intention of reward.[ii]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Imran Patel

Student Darul Iftaa



Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.







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