Undeclared money

Q: Is taking of ‘ooplang’ money permissible? E.g. not discolosing the transaction to SARS so that one doesn’t have to pay tax on the money.


A: It is halaal in Shari`ah though we do not encourage it.

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

عن أبى بكر الصديق قال : قال رسول الله  – صلى الله عليه وسلم –  لا يحل لمؤمن أن يذل نفسه (جامع الأحاديث # 27837)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)