Thursday, March 25, 2010

Muslims Exempt From ObamaKare?

Excerpt below the fold.

From Weasel Zippers:
According to a March 23 publication on an authoritative Islamic Web site managed by Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid, various fatwas (religious decrees) absolutely forbid Muslim participation in any sort of health care or other risk insurance.
Excerpt from the fatwa:
Health insurance is going to be compulsory for all companies and associations in our country. The insurance company will not have direct relationship with companies or associations, as there will be brokers in between, this is also compulsory.
The question is:
What is the ruling on working for these brokers? Its role is basically introducing offers to companies and individuals and dealing with claims.

Praise be to Allaah.


Health insurance is haraam like other types of commercial insurance, because it is based on ambiguity, gambling and riba (usury)....
Read the rest HERE. Be sure to note the conclusion of the fatwa:
Firstly: Commercial insurance of all types is haraam because it involves ambiguity, riba, uncertainty, gambling and consuming people’s wealth unlawfully, and other shar’i reservations.

Secondly: It is not permissible for the Muslim to get involved with insurance companies by working in administration or otherwise, because working in them comes under the heading of cooperating in sin and transgression, and Allaah forbids that as He says: “but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allaah. Verily, Allaah is Severe in punishment”
Does "otherwise" mean that Moslem doctors cannot work under the ObamaKare system? Hmmmm.....

Related topic: And what about car insurance? Do Moslems carry auto insurance?

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posted by Always On Watch @ 3/25/2010 06:48:00 AM