101810: Changing one’s age on the ID card in order to get two salaries from the company


In the Aramco company there is a system of early retirement at the age of 50. If the employee did not complete 25 years with the insurance when he retires then he takes two salaries; one from the company and the other from the insurance until he reaches the age of 60. Then he takes only one salary from the insurance. And if someone completes 25 years with the insurance then he will not take a salary from them.
So some employees increase their age in personal ID card so that they take the two salaries for ten years. Is this considered cheating and defrauding?.

Praise be to Allaah.

Undoubtedly changing one’s real age on the ID card in order to get two salaries is deceit and cheating that leads to consuming people’s wealth unlawfully. We do not know how people can take these haraam actions so lightly for the sake of some passing worldly gains, and how a person can accept to consume haraam things and feed them to his children and family. It is well known that every body that is nourished by haraam things, the Fire is more fitting for it. 

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Every that is nourished by haraam things, the Fire is more fitting for it.” Narrated by al-Tabaraani and Abu Na’eem from Abu Bakr; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’ (no. 4519). 

It is also most unfortunate that these employees enjoy many advantages and rights, and they have no needs that might motivate them to do haraam things, except for greed and lack of contentment. We ask Allaah to keep us and you safe and sound. 

We praise Allaah for having enabled you to ask this question and seek that which is halaal. We ask Allaah to bless your provision and wealth for you, and to make you independent of means through that which is permissible so that you will have no need of that which is forbidden. 

Think about this great hadeeth which is a lesson about contentment. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The Holy Spirit (Jibreel) has inspired to me that no soul will die until it has completed its appointed term and received its provision in full, so fear Allaah and do not be desperate in seeking provision, and no one of you should be temped to seek provision by means of committing sin if it is slow in coming to him, for that which is with Allaah can only be attained by obeying Him.”

Narrated by Abu Na’eem in al-Hilyah from the hadeeth of Abu Umaamah; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’ (no. 2085. 

We ask Allaah to guide us and you and make us steadfast. 

And Allaah knows best.

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