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Is the money Halal which is acquired through a job gained by lying?

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There are numerous IT training CLASSES where the information is taught but eventually jobs are placed based on fake resumes.

Basically students will take a 8 week course in the particular technology and afterwords the school rigorously helps the student land a job.  There have been a number of successful students that completed the course and landed pretty well paid positions in these fields

The question is in regards to what is mentioned to the prospecting employer in the students resume.  On the students resume it is mentioned that the student has “5/6” years of experience with another company in the same field of work.  One may ask how is that possible.  What the institute has setup are recruiters that know what to say when asked.  So for example, if the student’s resume says he worked for “Boeing” for 5 years, the prospective employer will not contact Boeing but a recruiter who supposedly recruited for the Boeing job.

One thing is definite is that the student must definitely know his stuff and must concentrate and complete all coursework.  The other thing is that if the student decides to go his own way with his own resume then it is dificult to get a job because no help from the institute is provided.

Is this practice correct of mentioning 5/6 years of experience?

Additionally if it is incorrect and if someone has taken up a job using this method is that money halal?

Please provide some sound knowledge so this can be conveyed to my friends and colleagues who choose this path.


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

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

It is a major sin to lie and present inaccurate information to succeed for a job. [1] Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) states:

من غشّ فليس منّا

Translation: Whoever deceives, he is not from amongst us[2]. 

While, the individual will be sinful for lying; the income of the job will be Halal since he is offering a valid service and is receiving payment in return for that service.[3]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hanif Yusuf Patel

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1] [Fatawa Mahmudiyyah, 18: 477, Dar al-Iftaa Jamiah Faruqiyyah, Karachi]

[Ahsan al-Fatawa, 8: 198, H.M. Saeed Company]

[2] [Sunan at-Tirmidhi, 1315]

[3] والإجارة لاتخلو من وجهين: اما ان تقع على وقت معلوم او على عمل معلوم

[An-Nutaf fi al-Fatawa, 2: 558]

  فان وقعت على عمل معلوم فلا تجب الاجرة الا باتمام العمل اذا كان العمل مما لا يصلح اوله إلا بآخره وان كان يصلح اوله دون آخره فتجب الاجرة بمقدار ما عمل واذا وقعت على وقت معلوم فتجب الاجرة بمضي الوقت ان هو استعمله او لم يستعمله وبمقدار ما مضى من الوقت تجب الاجرة

[An-Nutaf fi al-Fatawa, p.338, Dar al-Kutub al-Ilmiyyah; Radd al-Muhtar ala ad-Durr al-Mukhtar, 6: 69-70, H. M. Saeed Company]; al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, 4: 416, Maktabah Rashidiyah]

[Fatawa Mahmoddiyah, 16: 572, Dar al-Iftaa Jamiah Farooqiyah]

  إذا استأجر يوما للحصاد أو للخدمة فحصد في بعض اليوم أو خدم لغيره لا يستحق الأجر كاملا

[Fatawa al-Walwalijiyyah, 3:331, Dar al-Kutub al-Ilmiyyah, In Dar al-Uloom Zakariya, 5: 636, Zamzam Publishers]

[Fatawa Mahmodiyyah, 16: 573]

(قوله وليس للخاص أن يعمل لغيره) بل ولا أن يصلي النافلة. قال في التتارخانية: وفي فتاوى الفضلي وإذا استأجر رجلا يوما يعمل كذا فعليه أن يعمل ذلك العمل إلى تمام المدة ولا يشتغل بشيء آخر سوى المكتوبة وفي فتاوى سمرقند: وقد قال بعض مشايخنا له أن يؤدي السنة أيضا. واتفقوا أنه لا يؤدي نفلا وعليه الفتوى. وفي غريب الرواية قال أبو علي الدقاق: لا يمنع في المصر من إتيان الجمعة، ويسقط من الأجير بقدر اشتغاله إن كان بعيدا، وإن قريبا لم يحط شيء فإن كان بعيدا واشتغل قدر ربع النهار يحط عنه ربع الأجرة. (قوله ولو عمل نقص من أجرته إلخ) قال في التتارخانية: نجار استؤجر إلى الليل فعمل لآخر دواة بدرهم وهو يعلم فهو آثم، وإن لم يعلم فلا شيء عليه وينقص من أجر النجار بقدر ما عمل في الدواة

[Radd al-Muhtar ala ad-Durr al-Mukhtar, 6: 70, H. M. Saeed Company]

[Kitab al-Fatawa, 5: 395-7, Zamzam Publishers]

[Fatawa Haqqaniyah, 6: 247, Jamiah Dar al-Uloom Haqqaniyyah]


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