Insurance for Physicians

Insurance for Physicians


Country: Australia

Since Insurance is haram, would it then be haram for a physician to obtain medical indemnity insurance and medical malpractice insurance, these specific insurances are compulsory in countries and hospitals for physicians. Would this be considered haram?

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

In principle, it is not permissible for one to take out any form of insurance. However, if a physician is legally obliged to take out insurance, then it is permissible for him to opt for the minimum required insurance scheme in his country. [i]

And Allah knows best

(Mufti) Bilal al-Mahmudi

06 Rajab 1441 / 01 March 2020

[i] القاعدة الخامسة: الضرر يزال … وهذه القاعدة مع التي قبلها متحدة او متداخلة، وتتعلق بها قواعد: الأولى: الضرورات تبيح المحظورات … الثانية: ما ابيح للضرورة يتقدر بقدرها. (الاشباه والنظائر مع شرح الحموي. ج ١ ص ٢٥١. إدارة القرآن والعلوم الإسلامية)

(أحسن الفتاوى. ج ٧ ص ٢٥. سعيد)

(فتاوى محموديه. ج ١٦ ص ٣٨٧. فاروقيه)

(فتاوى دار العلوم زكريا. ج ٥ ص ٤٤٣. زمزم)


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