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Taking out life Insurance in a foreign country

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Q: I want to know about insurance. I live in Europe and majority of Muslims have life insurance. For example, if they die then the company will pay to transfer the body to their country. Is this a sin?


A: All forms of insurance are haraam.

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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