Applying for a job which one is not fully qualified for

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Q: I want to ask that earning from a intercede (shifarish shuda) job is halaal or haram? I mean my friend was not fully qualified for a job actually government is equipping clerks in schools. The criteria is a typist who can type 80 words per minute and they prefer to inter pass. While my friend can type but not according to demand and his typing speed is very slow and he is matric pass and doing his inter. He submitted a typing certificate in which it is written he can type 92 words per minute while his typing speed is very slow. So he applies for that job and a famous man intercedes on his behalf and he gets selected so earning from that job will be halaal or haram?


A: If he fulfils the task for which he was hired, his earnings will be halaal.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)