I am living in CANADA and the goverment has a law to give a mothly paid for a year.
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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
I called a friend who has a company and tell him to register my wife as one of his employee and I did the same for his wife to benefit from this Maternity program, and he agreed and I paid a monthly paid for his wife and he did the same without any of our wives go to work again just for the benefits. and when my wife had the baby we applied for this program and we got all the benefits. My Question is : is these monthly money Halal or Haram.
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Dishonest lies deceit for personal benefit
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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.116 Narrated by Abdullah
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Beloved Brother, it would be absolutely against the principles of Islam, and a character unbecoming of a believer who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day to attain any benefit for himself or his family or loved ones through lies and dishonesty.
My Question is : is these monthly money Halal or Haram.
If you have indeed lied and used dishonest methods to obtain these benefits from the state or government, without an iota of a doubt, the income would be absolutely unlawful and haraam in the Sight of Shariah Law and of Allah Subhanah.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,