13710: Cheating at work to get extra travel expenses


If an employee is entitled to travel expenses to move his family from his city to his place of work, and his family did not in fact move, rather he forged documents and received an amount of money for that, is that permissible or not?.

Praise be to Allaah.  

This action is not permissible according to pure Islamic sharee’ah, because he is acquiring money by means of lying and deception. Acquiring money in that manner is haraam and must be denounced and warned against. May Allaah grant us sufficient provision and keep us safe from that. 

Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat li’l-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, 6/401
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