Being paid out by another persons insurance

Q: John’s car collided with Zaid’s car injuring Zaid. John’s insurance company pays Zaid as compensation for his injuries. Is it permissible for Zaid to accept this payment and benefit from it — keeping in mind that insurance companies make money through gambling and interest?


A: Since they paid Zaid on behalf of John, Zaid is justified in taking the money.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)