Fatwa: # 46560
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: African Country
Date: 19th November 2020


Is it permissible to take out Third party car insurance?


Maulana I have a question to ask please if you can guide me in that.

Is it permissible to take out Third party car insurance? They only cover the damamge of the opposite parties vehicle.

May ALLAH reward you for that



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, all types of car insurance are Haram whether it is third party (liability) insurance or full comprehensive coverage insurance as it involves interest, gambling and uncertainty.[i] However, if one is required to have car insurance by the law of the country he lives in, then one will be excused in taking out third party insurance.[ii]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hammad Ibn Ismail Jogiat

Student Darul Iftaa

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



 [i] المبسوط للسرخسي (68/13) 

بِنَهْيِ النَّبِيِّ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ - عَنْ بَيْعِ الْغَرَرِ - وَالْغَرَرُ مَا يَكُونُ مَسْتُورَ الْعَاقِبَةِ،

[ii]      فتاؤى عثماني  – مفتى محمّد تقي عثماني -  مكتبة معارف القرآن (ج: 3  ص:314)    

انشورنس سود اور قمار پر مشتمل ہونے کی بنا پر بالکل حرام ہے- البتہ جو انشورنس حکومت کی طرف سے لازمی ہو، مثلاً موٹر وغیرہ کا بیمہ، اس کو مجبوراً کرا سکتے ہیں، مگر جب رقم ملے

تو صرف اتنی رقم خود استعمال کر سکتے ہیں جتنی خود داخل کی تھی، اس سے زائد نہیں

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