Question ID: #10103
Question: Enquiry about studying issue.
At first I had written two separate questions but now I'm putting both of them in one, I hope you will understand them without difficulties. please guide me as fast as you can.

assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

I'm a from India, recently I got enrolled in B.ED. (Bachelor Of Education) course but since unemployment is at it's peak in my country and getting job is very hard these days, so along with B.ED. I also started preparing for competitive exams for government jobs. So in this B.ED. course there is one month internship program in which I have to go teach in some local government schools, but in reality it's just a formality and ceremonial thing and nobody takes it seriously, not even the authority in charge but one have to go for official record. So while I was enrolling in B.ED. I thought it will be easy and it won't affect my competitive exam preparation and I will get away with it but as it's turns out it can affect my competitive exam preparations, so one of my relatives, who is in charge of one of these local schools told me that he will put false attendance in my name and I won't have to go for internship and could focus on my competitive exam preparations instead. So should I take his offer? Would it be halal ? Please note that since unemployment is very high I had to prepare for two courses at same time. please clarify. Jaz?k All?hu Khayran.


assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh (another question related to B.ED. course)

I'm from India, recently I got enrolled in B.ED. (Bachelor Of Education) course, but since unemployment is at it's peak in my country and getting job is very hard these days, so like majority of the students I also started preparing for competitive exams along with this B.ED. Course. So in B.ED. Students have to appear in at least 75% of classes to be eligible to sit in final exams ( it's a rule created by University) I knew this even before enrolling in B.ED but I thought at that time that like other professional courses, the B.ED. colleges will also be liberal in nature and will submit 75% of attendance even if the student haven't appear for a single day, most of these colleges knew that students these days prepares for competitive exams besides their courses so they tend to be very liberal and friendly and submit false attendance. But as it turns out my college was not one of them and are demanding some money before submitting 75% of required attendance. They says it's a fair compensation although there is no such exemption given by the university . Should I give them this money/bribery ? because if I don't my whole year will be lost along with the fees. Would it be halal in my case ? Please note that since unemployment is very high and competition is huge in my country most of the students prepare for competitive exams along with their regular courses. Please guide me. Jaz?k All?hu Khayran.
Answered by: Ulamaa ID 04 (London)
Date: 04/06/2024 21:23pm

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامداومصليا

1) It will not be permissible to falsify your attendance.

2) It will be Haram to bribe. Bribery is a major sin, because of the report narrated by Ahmad and Abu Dawood from ‘Abd-Allah ibn ‘Amr (رضي الله عنهما) who said: The Messenger of Allah (صلي الله عليه وسلم) cursed the one who gives a bribe and the one who takes it.

Always fear Allah and be truthful and sincere.

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ ٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَكُونُوا۟ مَعَ ٱلصَّـٰدِقِين

O believers! Be mindful of Allah and be with the truthful. (Surah Tawbah 9:119)

Allah will guide you and show you away if you believe in Him and trust in Him.

وَمَن يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُ مَخْرَجًا

وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ ۚ وَمَن يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَالِغُ أَمْرِهِ ۚ قَدْ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدْرًا

....."And whoever fears Allah - He will make for him a way out, And will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever relies upon Allah - then He is sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose. Allah has already set for everything a [decreed] extent." (Surah Talaq 65:3)

And Allah knows best

27 Dhul Qa’dah 1445/ 04 June 2024

Mufti Qamruzzaman

London, UK