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Working without work permit

Fatwaa ID: 1337

I got my PR last month. Before that, I had work permit under student visa. Due to some complications my PR process took longer than expected. As a result, I was out of work permit for about 2.5 months. During this period of time my employer suggested to continue working and they paid me in cash. My question, was my income halal and can I use those money? I have not used those money yet. I had some savings and I spent from that. My employer also paid taxes to the govt. The way my employer did it, my employer showed one of his/her relatives as an employee and the payment was deposited in their account. Tax was deducted from the payment. My employer then withdrew the rest of the money and paid me in cash.

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

We commend you for your desire to earn a halaal income. May Allaah Ta’aala place barakah in your wealth and life. We take note of the details of your query. In general circumstances, one is advised to follow the fair laws of his country. However, in the enquired situation, you were compelled to continue working. Nevertheless, your income is halaal and you may use it. You were paid for the work you did.

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

11/23/1444 AH – 06/12/2023 CE | 395

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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