Fatwa: # 31486
Category: Business Matters
Country: India
Date: 6th December 2018


Applying for a job


Salaam During my graduation, we have to complete a project in a group. I did not contribute much to the project but because my other group members worked hard, we got very good marks for the project. This high mark was the reason I ended up getting a First division. Now if I apply for a job for which I am qualified but one of their mandatory criteria is a first division. Now since I actually do not deserve the first division (because of my lack of contribution in the project), can I apply for the job or not. 


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

You state that you are qualified for the job. Moreover, you fulfill the criteria as you graduated with first division. You contributed in the group project but not much. Accordingly, it will be permissible for you to apply and accept the job. You will be receiving the salary for the work you do.

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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