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Life insurance

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Can a Muslim use death insurance money and what can it be used for? For example if someone gives me that money, what can I do with it?

Bismillaah

A: The amount paid to the insurance company can be regained and the extra amount should be given to the poor in charity without the intention of receiving any reward.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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