Uber driver required to take out Insurance

Q: I want to work as an Uber driver. However, I heard that it is a stipulated requirement of the Uber company that their drivers take out third-party insurance. Can I take out this type of insurance? If it is not a requirement of the Uber company but a government requirement, will there be any difference in the ruling?

A: If it is not a government requirement and merely a company requirement, it will not be permissible. However, if it is a government requirement, it will be permissible to take out third-party insurance.

And Allah Ta'ala knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)