The Islamic car loan is a financing option that is offered to a borrower for the acquisition of a car according to the principles of Islamic finance.
The halal car also called Islamic car is a vehicle for which the user will respect the principles of the Islamic Sharia.
An Islamic car has interactions with the environment whether it is its manufacture, its financing or how it is insured.
The halal car in order to respect Islamic laws must become certified as desired by its Muslim driver and requires that it adopt the following conditions:
Only when above conditions are met, the Muslim driver can then consider the vehicle as a halal car.
CONDITIONS OF MANUFACTURE OF A HALAL CAR
An Islamic car will owe its name only if its manufacture is ethical and respects the Islamic law avoiding for example the use of the leather intended for the seats coming from the skin of pork. Its manufacture must also respect the ethical principles of the labor law by prohibiting the work done by children.
IMPACTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE ETHICAL CAR
The halal automobile must have the least impact on the environment both in terms of fuel consumption and manufacturing conditions. Ethics also consists of ensuring an objective traceability that justifies the purchase decision. So an electric car will be less polluting ?, not so sure as long we cannot trace the origin of the electrity it is using.
FINANCING A HALAL CAR
The financing of an Islamic automobile is surely the most important criterion, because financing a vehicle for a Muslim using the Riba (interests) and using funds that have previously been used for non-halal activities cannot be in an ethical context as Islamic sharia requires it.The halal car loan is often based on the principle of the Murabaha used by Islamic banks when it comes to allowing a Muslim driver to buy a car.
The principle of the car Murabaha is relatively simple:
HALAL TAKAFUL AUTO INSURANCE
An Islamic or takaful insurance has the role of covering a halal car against all the risks which could damage a vehicle but within the framework of the respect of the principles of Islamic finance.
Halal auto insurance is also an important criterion for making a halal car a conventional car.
It is important to know that the vehicle and its driver as well as the passengers are covered by insurance whose funds are lawful.