Is it permissible to claim UIF?

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Q: My question relates to UIF claims. Is it permissible to claim UIF benefits from the fund? If not, then can one claim back to the extent of one’s contribution value ie 1.5% percent of ones monthly salary over the number of years that he contributed?


A: Yes.

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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