I realise life insurance is not permissible. However I had taken one out many years ago. What are the Zakaat implications of this policy?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulihsan.com


Zakaat is payable on the total amount of the premiums paid over the period of Insurance. In other words Zakaat is also payable on premiums paid in preceding years.

You should try and transfer this policy to a Sharia Compliant Takafol company or alternatively cancel the policy and work towards creating your own little fund that could assist you/your family in case of loss.


Mufti Shafiq Jakhura
Iftaa Department, Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Centre
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Mufti Zubair Bayat

Ameer, Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Centre