Uber driver required to take out Insurance

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is it permissible to work as an Uber driver? I heard that they require drivers to pay for insurance (third party property), which is not compulsory by Australian Law for private car owners. This type of insurance is a stipulated requirement of the Uber company only.


A: Avoid taking out the insurance.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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