Category: Business Matters
Fatwa#: 39523
Asked Country: Afghanistan

Answered Date: Feb 02,2018

Title: Is the income made from working for the government Halaal?

Question

Assalamu alaykum Sheikh my father works in the goverment . The goverment is very treacherous and has taken people rights , wealth etc. the poor needy , orphans , widows , all are suffering because the goverment doesn't help them and many aids from countries have been given to help these poor people but the goverment hasn't done a thing about it and has taken all that money itself . So all those people that work in this goverment receives salary and my father too as a adviser . Is this salary and income haram for us because the goverment has consumed people's wealth ? Also I don't know if my father works haram or not ? I know that a Muslims wealth is haram to consume no matter what but I am small and totally dependent upon my father ? I can't kill my self from hunger and thirst either because that is haram too . Am I sinning consuming his wealth due to necessity ? I have no choice please help me this is very important I don't know what to do ? How much should I eat and drink from his wealth to stay alive ? Jazak Allah khairan

Answer

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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. 

There are two parts to your query.

One is your father’s employment in the government and the other is the corruption in the government.

Your father’s income for working in the government is Halaal. The issue of corruption is different.

It is permissible for you to benefit from your father’s income[1].

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammed Al-Ameen Bin Moulana Ismail Akoo

Student Darul Iftaa

Newcastle; KZN, South Africa 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1]

فتاوى قاضي خان\ج 3\ص 261

ولو أن مسلما آجر نفسه ليعمل في الكنيسة و يعمرها لا بأس به لأنه لا معصية في عين العمل

 

 

الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدئ\ ج 4\ص 476 (دار احياء التراث العربي - بيروت – لبنان)

ولأن تخلل فعل فاعل مختار يقطع النسبة كما في الحافر مع الملقي.

 

مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر\مسائل شتى

ج 2\ ص743 (دار إحياء التراث العربي)

(ومن أخذ غريما له فنزعه إنسان من يده فلا ضمان على النازع) إذا هرب الغريم؛ لأن النزع تسبيب، وقد دخل بينه وبين ضياع حقه فعل فاعل مختار فلا يضاف إليه التلف كما إذا حل قيد العبد فأبق

 

فتاوى جار العلوم زكريا\كتاب الإجارة

ج 5\ص 662 (Zam Zam publishers )

 

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