Understanding Insurance

13. How to make Insurance in line with Shariah?

Discussions in the last two articles Why is conventional insurance not in line with Sharia? (part 1) and Why is conventional insurance not in line with Sharia? (part 2) have led us to the conclusion that the principal problem that makes conventional insurance unacceptable to Shariah is the mechanism of transferring risk from the insured… Continue reading 13. How to make Insurance in line with Shariah?

Understanding Insurance

12. Why is conventional insurance not in line with Shariah? (part 2)

Riba Riba (usury) is divided into two groups, namely riba fadl and riba nasi'ah. Riba fadl is usury from an exchange between two objects (for example money with money, gold with gold, silver with silver, and so on). Whereas riba nasi'ah occurs due to a delay in delivery or payment. Thus, bank interest is clearly… Continue reading 12. Why is conventional insurance not in line with Shariah? (part 2)

Understanding Insurance

11. Why is conventional insurance not in line with Shariah? (part 1)

As promised in the previous article Why do we still need Sharia compliant insurance?, let us now discuss the reasons why conventional insurance is not acceptable by Shariah even though it plays very noble role and several legally recognized fences have been created to protect it from falling into gambling or speculation. Risk transfer and… Continue reading 11. Why is conventional insurance not in line with Shariah? (part 1)

Understanding Insurance

10. Why do we still need Shariah compliant Insurance?

Previous nine articles have introduced what risk is, how it is categorized based on frequency and severity, briefly discussed how insurance deals with risk through pooling of risks and law of large numbers. We have also defined (conventional) insurance and introduced several fences to keep insurance away from gambling or betting and prevent the misuse… Continue reading 10. Why do we still need Shariah compliant Insurance?

Riskonomics

Menimbang adakah metode reasuransi excess of loss sejalan dengan Syariah

Note: English version of this article is available at Assessing Shariah compliance of excess of loss retakaful. Pada suatu Jumat sore yang cerah, seorang kandidat PhD Islamic Finance yang masih muda datang untuk berdiskusi tentang metode retakaful (reasuransi syariah) non-proporsional. Ia membawa sebuah makalah ISRA yang secara singkat menyentuh topik ini, namun tanpa kesimpulan. Ia… Continue reading Menimbang adakah metode reasuransi excess of loss sejalan dengan Syariah

Understanding Insurance

8. Gambling vs insurance: Basic principles of insurance (part 1)

If insurance were a process of producing something, the five requirements for insurable risks as explained in Gambling vs insurance: requirements for insurable risks are screening over raw materials. What we will discuss below, on the other hand, are to do with the production process. They are basic principles that must be fulfilled in the… Continue reading 8. Gambling vs insurance: Basic principles of insurance (part 1)