Life insurance policy


Question: In your opinion, what is the Sharee’ah ruling regarding life insurance?

Response: Insurance in all its forms is not permissible, [just as] business insurance in all its forms is [also] not permissible, because it is [a form of] falsely acquiring wealth – about which the Council of Senior Scholars have issued [their] decision of its prohibition.

Translation originally published on 11 December, 2015

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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