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Car tracker company paying the value of the car

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: There’s a car tracker company that charges R1400 installation fee. Thereafter R120 monthly. If one’s car gets stolen then this company gives you the amount that your car is valued at in cash. On the condition that if your car is found (whatever the condition of your car) you will have to return all the money that they gave you within 14 days. And interest is then charged for each day if later than 14 days. Would getting a car tracker via this company be permissible?

Bismillaah

A: This is a type of insurance and gambling.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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