I am wishing to enrol for my employer’s pension scheme. However, I would like confirmation first to ensure it is halal.
I contribute 10%, and my employer matches it. I believe this is permissable, as it would be considered a gift?
It’s really the investment aspect that needs to be reviewed. I invest in the HSBC Amanah fund, and it states it is shariah compliant, but of course from my perspective this needs to be confirmed.
I have all the material ready, but fear you might refuse, as I suspect it would take hours to review.
Let me know Hazrat.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
The mentioned employer’s pension scheme will be permissible if the contributions and returns are both a fixed amount. The fixed 10% that is contributed by the employer will be regarded as a Hiba (gift).
We are unaware of the Shariah compliancy of the HSBC Amanah fund. You may find out from a reliable local Mufti.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Mufti Arshad Ali
Darul Iftaa, Jaamia Madinatul Uloom (Trinidad)
This answer was collected from Fatwa-tt.com, which is operated by the Darul Iftaa of Jaamia Madinatul Uloom (Trinidad and Tobago) under the advice and guidance of Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Daamat Barakaatuhum) of South Africa.