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Taking benefit income by cheating government.


In canada there is a benefit announced for people who have lost income or work due to covid 19
I am taking that benefit and on top of that making money from work too.
Is that fine or not
My friends say it is haram income as i am cheating the government and might be taking someone elses opportunity to get that.
Please guide


Salam alaykum,

Thank you for your question brother. According to Ayatullah al-Udmah Sistani, if being out of work is the condition for taking such a benefit, unless you inform them of what you are doing, taking the benefit is definitely impermissible and haram. Thank you again for your question.

Shiraz Agha