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Selling visas

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

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aslam o alikum

my brother established an office of recruting agency. he purchased visas from different countries and sell them to people. my question is this that he purchase visas from construction company but he tells the people that u would not work in this company. i will promise u that u will enter that country only. this company will not give u job. and important thing is this the said company also knows what will be happen in other meaning the said company takes money from my brother for issuing visas. my brother collects money from different people to send them abroad. he also pays some money to higher officers of pakistani govt. he has licence for sending people to abroad for working. but he has to pay money to said construction company and as well as to paksitani govt afficers also. now he wants that i join his office. tell me according to islamic law may i join or no. he will pay me salary per month.




 

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Selling visas

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Firstly, it is of paramount importance that no lies are told. If the company clearly tells the people that the visa is only for entry into the country and from then onwards they are on their own; there is absolutely no harm in such a transaction.

 

To the best of our knowledge, it seems that in most countries, especially the Middle Eastern nations, the authorities issue visas to a company on the pretext that the people being brought in can only be employed by the company on whose name the visas were issued, and it would be illegal and punishable by law if the person works anywhere else other than the company. In such cases it would not be legal for one to buy and sell these specifically issued visas, nor would it be considered righteous nor behove a believer to assist someone in breaking the legal laws of a country.

 

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Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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