Government provided medical aid

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Q: I understand that we are not supposed to have medical aid however in the United States, the people who have low income, the government provides for them medical benefits, that is if a united state citizen who has no job or has a low income if he applies for medical aid then the Government will take it upon themselves to see to his physical and medicinal needs. So will it be permissible for a Muslim to apply for this type of medical aid?


A: If it is a benefit provided from the side of the government for the people, it is permissible.

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, 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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