Government allowance

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Q: My question is about that my husband lost his job and he is still applying for jobs too but no luck yet and we got house on mortgage. If he doesn’t get a job, we gonna lose everything. So he applied for government support (allowances). If he gets this income from government, is this money halaal unless he gets the proper job.


A: If it is a government support then it is permissible provided it is not interest based.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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