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Assalam-u-alikum Mufti Sab. I am Indian working through Indian company in germany. I have a qestion regarding ,If my earning is halal or not I have been working in the present company for the past 6 years. This is also my first company after my education. In the Final semester of my M.asters Degree this company has came to our college to recruit the final year students and conducted an examination. I came to know the question paper from my friend of other college, and I was First in the exam. This company had used the same question paper what they used in my friends college before coming to my college. It is common that most of the times , companies use the same question paper in different colleges, and the students tries to find out the question papers from other colleges with the reasons like it could be the same paper or to know the model of the exam. In my case it was the same paper. All along these 6 years, some where in my heart it was hurting. 6 months before I wrote everything in an email to the CEO of the company . In the email I also wrote that the only reason I am confessing now, with out thinking about the consequences ,is that I have to face God Almighty, even if I escape here. I got a replay saying to meet him , when I have a chance. So I met him, he just asked how I came to know the question paper and other things, but he did said any other thing. Infront of him I treid to apologize verbally, but I could not able to do. While writing the email with emotions I also mentioned that , I got 3 awards from the company for good work in this 5 year span , and also I was 2nd in the class, but later ,I realised that I was 4th or 5th in the class. It was a mistake but not my intention which I have not discussed again with CEO. Now My question is a) Is what I am earning is Halal b) If I change to another company with current position and experience will it be still Halal c) what else I can do to earn in a halal way Please Let me know answer and relive me from the Burden. JazakaAllah!

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Assalam-u-alikum Mufti Sab. I am Indian working through Indian company in germany. I have a qestion regarding ,If my earning is halal or not I have been working in the present company for the past 6 years. This is also my first company after my education. In the Final semester of my M.asters Degree this company has came to our college to recruit the final year students and conducted an examination. I came to know the question paper from my friend of other college, and I was First in the exam. This company had used the same question paper what they used in my friends college before coming to my college. It is common that most of the times , companies use the same question paper in different colleges, and the students tries to find out the question papers from other colleges with the reasons like it could be the same paper or to know the model of the exam. In my case it was the same paper. All along these 6 years, some where in my heart it was hurting. 6 months before I wrote everything in an email to the CEO of the company . In the email I also wrote that the only reason I am confessing now, with out thinking about the consequences ,is that I have to face God Almighty, even if I escape here. I got a replay saying to meet him , when I have a chance. So I met him, he just asked how I came to know the question paper and other things, but he did said any other thing. Infront of him I treid to apologize verbally, but I could not able to do. While writing the email with emotions I also mentioned that , I got 3 awards from the company for good work in this 5 year span , and also I was 2nd in the class, but later ,I realised that I was 4th or 5th in the class. It was a mistake but not my intention which I have not discussed again with CEO. Now My question is a) Is what I am earning is Halal b) If I change to another company with current position and experience will it be still Halal c) what else I can do to earn in a halal way Please Let me know answer and relive me from the Burden. JazakaAllah!

Answer

(Fatwa: 794D=99K/1430)

 

Your income is halal in the present company as well. And, if you work in any other company on the ground of experience gained in this company, its salary also will be lawful provided you fulfil your responsibilities and shun any unlawful act in the company. As far as the matter of your friend telling you the model of paper is concerned, you neither violated the examination rules nor committed anything against Shariah. So, now when you have revealed all the matter to the chairman of the company, you should not worry. This is either the fault of exam system or your good luck.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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