Islamic vehicle financing in South Africa

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Askimam.org

As Salaamu Alaikum Respected Mufti,

I need to buy a van to travel to work daily as the road conditions are not suitable for the vehicle I’m currently using. I don’t have sufficient funds to purchase a van with cash immediately. I am thinking of making use of the banks Islamic Vehicle finance. Please recommend which types would be permissible to make use of as I do understand that the banks revise and amend these products from time to time.


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

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Brother in Islaam,

You may obtain the contract of the financing scheme you are interested in and forward it to us at [email protected] for our observation and advice.

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

This answer was collected from Askimam.org, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.