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Adding fake experience in a job application

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Q: I lost my dad so I am the responsible person at my home and I recently graduated in mechanical engineering and the job market for freshemen is really hard. Everyone wants experienced people. So people told me to add a fake experience and after trying for a lot (months) I hardly got any reply. Being sad, I added a fake experience and I landed a job. I didn’t take the salary and left it even before completing one month.

Again I tried but didn’t get any interview call. I added the fake experience and got selected in a company. Trust me, I can say it was my dream job but again the fake experience is haunting me. If I join with the fake experience, will it affect my earnings, will it be halaal or haraam?

By the way, the experience I added is of field work and the job is for sales so it’s no relation and the fake experience was in the construction industry, and the current job is in the oil and gas sector. So the experience and job description aren’t related, but still fake is fake. 

Bismillaah

A: If you are accomplishing all what they are asking you to do according to their expectation then the salary is halaal. Make taubah for the lie that you spoke.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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