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Can a pensioner conceal the means of income and qualify for the pension?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: The law of pension is that the individual must not have any means of income. Can a pensioner conceal the means of income and qualify for the pension? The pension form is filled and signed under oath. Can a person apply for it under these circumstances only in order to cover taxes?

Can a pensioner conceal the means of income and qualify for the pension?

A: Islam does not teach us to cheat and deceive.

وعن ابن عمر وأبي هريرة رضي الله عنهم عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال من حمل علينا السلاح فليس منا رواه البخاري وزاد مسلم ومن غشنا فليس منا (مشكاة رقم 3520)

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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