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Can We Use a Car Provided by the Government for Personal Needs?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam ‘aleykum

My father has been given a government car for personal use up to some specified time limit. We discharge our driver at night. In his absence, are we allowed to drive that car if it is within the specified limit of petrol usage?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah.

If the company has permitted you to use the car, then you can use it. What is problematic is usage without right and deception and the like.

And Allah alone knows best.

wassalam,

Tabraze Azam

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