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1345116/03/2010

Ruling on referring people to an insurance company in return for payment

Question: 141966

I am a student living in Germany. I had a car that was insured under compulsory insurance, and now my brother has a car which he has to insure. I said to him: Insure it with the same company I used, and the company will give me some money for this referral, and thus I will get back some of the money that I spend without getting anything in return. Is this money halaal?.

Praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah and his family.

Commercial insurance is haraam in all
forms. If a person is compelled to get insurance, it is permissible for
him to get insured, and the sin is on the one who compelled him to get
insurance. See question no.
36955

If your brother’s taking out insurance with
the same company means that they will give you some money, there is nothing
wrong with that, because it is payment for acting as a middleman and
referring someone to the company, so long as the company is going to give
you this money from its profits and will not add any part of that payment
for the referral to the money they charge to the one whom you referred to
them. 

This referral has to do with an action that
is permissible, because your brother was compelled to take out insurance as
you said. But referring someone who is not compelled or obliged to take out
insurance is not permissible, because it is pointing out the way to sin. 

And Allah knows best.

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