Person working with public funds giving preference to his needy relatives

Q: With reference to Surah Yusuf (alahis salaam), is it correct for a person working with Public Funds (Government, NGO’s etc.) to give preference to his Needy Family Relatives? This would be done in accordance with following the correct procedures, protocols, regulations etc. If it is correct, would it be preferable?


A: Yes, if the organisation does not mind.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)