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Question # : 1133


From: Ezrin Zahari To: Muftis and the Ulama at Darul Uloom Deoband Assalaamu'alaikum to all - my dearest and most respected Muftis and Ulama at Darul Uloom Deoband. May Allah SWT protect you. I hope you are in the best of health. InshaAllah. I am emailing from Malaysia. Alhamdulillah, I have now obtained your contact after so long searching for it. I have two questions, please help me: QUESTION 1 Please could you inform me as to what is the ruling on Takaful (Islamic Insurance / Cooperative Insurance in Islam). Previously I sympathised this mode of insurance, though recent correspondence I obtained from the Ulama of Darul Iftaa, Camperdown, South Africa imply that it is Haraam. Maybe I did not understand properly. I would be greatful if you could advice me of the ruling, and please could you explain as to the reasons on why it is Haram or Halal. In Malaysia, I am among a handful of Traditionalist Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama'ah adherents who want to know what our Fuqaha say. In Malaysia, we have many scholars too, but it is greatly influenced by the "Modern" school. Traditionalism is not strong in Malaysia. QUESTION 2 Please could you inform me as to whether the following schemes provided in the following website is Halal. It is by Prudential BSN Takaful Malaysia: The products are "General Takaful", and "Family Takaful". Please could you tell me as to whether these mechanisms are Halal or not. May Allah Ta'ala reward you immensely for your service to Mankind. Ameen. JazakamullahuKhairan Katheera!

Answer : 1133

Published on: Feb 13, 2008

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 545/534=N)


We do not knwo what Islamic insurance is and what are its functions and rules. Is it like insurance prevalent in India or is it different? Please, describe in detail so that we can have a say in the matter.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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