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Is it permissible for me to keep working in my current job?

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I am working as a draftsman in Construction Company but started working as a Quantity Surveyor (Q.S.) also as I gained experience and as a Q.S. I am instructed by my superiors to claim extra money from the project owner for variation order (VO) works (which is addition, modification or deletion to actual contract) (i.e. for some addition or modification work if Rs 100 is actual cost I am instructed to make it Rs 150 and for some work which need to be deleted from company contract and its value is Rs 100 I am instructed to show only Rs 50), I have told my superiors not to give me such work and it is haram to take money like this, but I am still given such types of work. (1) I want to know that is my salary halal, as I am doing drafting work also and till date I have not got anything extra from the company for doing this VO work (except my monthly salary and yearly increment.
(2) Is the yearly increment which I got till date halal? (3) Shall I keep on working in the company or look for another job?


(Fatwa: 581/459/D=1434)

If the annual increment is made by the company then there is no harm in accepting the same. If it is fixed by the company that it shall pay increment on VO then it is lawful to take the extra amount. However it is not lawful for you to leave any shortcoming in the duty which is assigned to you by the company (like theft and embezzlement), you should avoid it. If you fulfil it then there is no harm in the employment of the company. Yet if you have any doubt, write it clearly and submit your question again.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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