Category: Business Matters
Fatwa#: 39168
Asked Country: South Africa

Answered Date: Oct 16,2017

Title: Medical Aid

Question

Asalaamu alaikum respected Mufti 

. please advise and give advice on medical aid and hospital plan

My wife is currently pregnant and I am not able to pay doctors expensive billsplesse advise if any medical aid and hospital plan is Shari'ah compliant and halaal to have. 

 

I do not want to get involved in haraam or gambling and RIBA. 

 

Government hospitals are ALSO not in good condition for our Muslim women to be in. .

 

Please shine some light on this matter and a way forward

Jazakallah

.

Answer

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

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

There is no Shariah compliant medical aid in South Africa[1].

 

We advise you to consult with a Mufti in whom you have confidence in and present your medical requirement and financial situation before him for an assessment and specific ruling.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad Yaasir Iunus Hussen

Student Darul Iftaa
Mozambique 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



  [1] نَهَى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم عَنْ بَيْعِ الْحَصَاةِ وَعَنْ بَيْعِ الْغَرَرِ

صحيح مسلم (3/ 1153) 

Ahsanul Fataawaa vol7 pag 25

 

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَذَرُوا مَا بَقِيَ مِنَ الرِّبَا إِنْ كُنْتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ (278) فَإِن لَّمْ تَفْعَلُوا فَأْذَنُوا بِحَرْبٍ مِّنَ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ.

البقرة: 278 – 279

 

يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنْ الْخَمْرِ وَالْمَيْسِرِ قُلْ فِيهِمَا إِثْمٌ كَبِيرٌ وَمَنَافِعُ لِلنَّاسِ وَإِثْمُهُمَا أَكْبَرُ مِنْ نَفْعِهِمَا"

البقرة219 /

الضرورة تبيح المحظورات

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