Taking out life policy to pay for estate duty

Q: I have taken out life cover to pay for estate duty and capital gains tax in my estate when I pass. I have been advised if the intention is to safeguard my wealth and my family from hardship this is permissible. please advise.

A: It is not permissible.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)