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69820: Ruling on salary if one acquired the certificate by cheating

A man got a job on the basis of a certificate but he cheated in the exam for this qualification. Now he is doing the job well, according to his colleagues. What is the ruling on his salary – is it halaal or haraam?.

Published Date: 2011-01-25
Praise be to Allaah.

There is nothing wrong in sha Allaah, but he has to repent to Allaah for cheating. If he is doing the job as it should be done, then there is no sin on him with regard to his earnings, but he made a mistake by cheating, and he has to repent to Allaah from that. End quote. 

Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn Baaz, 19/31.
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