Insurance policies may not follow teachings of Islam – 4 Hours Ago
Some Muslims in Britain may not realise that their insurance policies do not follow the rules of Islam, according to an expert.Sultan Choudhury, commercial director at the Islamic Bank of Britain, said that Muslims had only just recently had the option of having Halal insurance, with the launch of the UK’s first Islamic insurance company.

Islamic insurance operates under the Islamic principle of Takaful, which means “guaranteeing each other”. It differs from normal insurance as instead of the insurance company taking on all the risk, all the policyholders make an agreement to guarantee each other and all make contributions to a shared pool, instead of paying premiums.

The Islamic banking system is based on faith and has principles from three sources, the Holy Qur’an, the Hadith and the Sunnah.

Muslims are forbidden to give or receive interest on money and must ensure that any stocks and shares they invest in are from ethical companies who do not engage in “cruel or unjust activities”.



Shall I inform you of the best morals of this world and the hereafter?They are to forgive he who oppresses you, to make a bond with he who severs from you, to be kind to he who insults you, and to give to he who deprives you.

~ Prophet Muhammad (May Allah bless him and grant him peace)


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