Q: I got a NRI bank account which is a savings account and every quarterly I receive some interest from the bank. Is it permissible for me to use this interest amount in purchasing car insurance or any other insurance like medical, home insurance, etc.?
As far as taking out an insurance policy is concerned, it is not permissible for you to take out an insurance contract (whether car insurance, medical insurance or home insurance, etc.) as all forms of insurance are haraam in islaam due to the elements of gambling and interest being found in them.
Therefore, by you wishing to pay the insurance company with the interest money acquired through the bank, you will only be compounding the sin of interest. Hence, You should refrain from this and sincerely repent to Allah Ta’ala for any type of involvement in interest.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)