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Is it permissible in Islam to get job through reference?



I hope you are in good health. Sir, I want to know what Islam says about getting a job through reference. The majority of people get jobs in companies because their relatives fend for them. This includes getting jobs without proper advertisement. So there is no merit observed in these jobs. I have an uncle in a company, and he will straight away adjust me,  as he is in a good position. Personally, I always feel this is robbery because it’s like stealing the job without proper procedure. This is also an injustice to the hardworking students who just believe in their hard work. How could merit be observed when candidates do not know that a job is announced in an organization until you have some reference available there.  Kindly guide me on what Islam says about this. Would the salary I get will in future,  be considered haram because I will get the job through pure reference??? I actually believe this is haram. Am I right?


Wa Alaykumussalam

Thank you for your query.

If you are being introduced and not killing others’ rights and it is not considered against the rules and regulations, then there is no problem in it.
If you are being introduced, you know the work and are able to give your best, then don’t feel bad about it, accept the job, do your best and simultaneously create job opportunities for eligible people and pray for all of them to get a good job.

But if you are killing others’ rights and it is against the rules and regulations then one must refrain from it

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider