Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Insurance in the light of Islam An Intro- 2

Assalam oalaikum,

Hazrat Umar (ra) said, ‘I heard Allah’s Apostle (saw) say that ‘if you were to rely on Allah as He is to be relied on, He would provide for you as He provides for the birds. They go out in the morning hungry and return in the evening full. (at-Tirmidhi)

We should realize that everything that happens in our life is not in our control. Tawakkul helps us to place all our matters in the Hands of Allah (swt) and accept His Decree.

The word insurance means a promise of compensation for certain potential losses in the future in lieu of periodic payments. Belief or trust in this kind of compensation is the outcome of a very narrow-minded, worldly and materialistic outlook. If we look at the larger picture it is Allah (swt) who is the best Compensator. So it is our duty to trust Him alone.

Allah (swt) says in the Holy Quran: “Whoever is stricken with poverty and turns to people for help, his needs will never be fulfilled, but whoever is stricken with poverty and turns to Allah (swt) for help, Allah (swt) will send him provisions sooner or later’. (Narrated by At-Tirmidhi-2326)

Keep Me In Your Prayers.
Amel Soname

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