Now, Deoband ulemas say ‘buying life insurance policy, un-Islamic’

  • By TOI
  • | Thursday | 8th February, 2018

Meerut: Now, Deoband ulemas (clerics) have issued a new fatwa stating that buying life insurance policy or getting property insured is un-Islamic. Recently, another fatwa issued by them stated that women wearing designer and body-hugging burqa is ‘haram’ and not allowed in Islam at all. In response to a query put across by a Ghaziabad-based man, a bench of ulemas stated, “Life and death are in the hands of Allah and no insurance company can guarantee a man’s longevity. A bench of muftis had after religious deliberations issued a fatwa, stating, "Veil and burqa are supposed to protect a woman from prying eyes. On the contrary, these insurance companies invest the premium paid by the purchaser of the policy and earn interest on the same, later distributing some of it among their clients.

Meerut: Now, Deoband ulemas (clerics) have issued a new fatwa stating that buying life insurance policy or getting property insured is un-Islamic.

In response to a query put across by a Ghaziabad-based man, a bench of ulemas stated, “Life and death are in the hands of Allah and no insurance company can guarantee a man’s longevity.

On the contrary, these insurance companies invest the premium paid by the purchaser of the policy and earn interest on the same, later distributing some of it among their clients.

And any income earned through interest is haram (forbidden).”Maulana Najif Ahmad, a senior cleric and head of Deoband-based Madrasa Darul Niswah, said, “The fatwa has been issued in the light of Islamic Shariat and has clear directions that a Muslim must put his trust in Allah and not in any insurance company because ultimately it is God who reigns supreme when it comes to life and death.”Several fatwas have been issued by Deoband ulemas since the new year began.

Recently, another fatwa issued by them stated that women wearing designer and body-hugging burqa is ‘haram’ and not allowed in Islam at all.

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