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      Treasury and Rules of Government

      To Do another Work during Duty Hours
      A person, who is employed/hired to work during certain period, is not allowed to do something else within the specified period even if the assigned work finishes. That said, unless the person, who is legally authorized in this regard, permits so.

      Bribery and Gift in Office Environments
      Giving money or the like to the employees of a department — who are responsible for performing people’s works — in return for a favor in facilitating one’s business, which inevitably leads to spreading corruption in such departments, is ḥarām as per Islamic law. The illusion of “necessity” does not justify this practice.

      It is obligatory for the employees to treat all clients in accordance with the laws and regulations of the administration. They are not allowed to receive any present under any guise because it leads to corruption, put them under suspicion, and entice some greedy individuals to disregard the laws and to impinge upon the rights of others. Only in one case, it is permissible to receive the gift and that is when the giver insists on giving the present and the employee rejects it but eventually it is given in one way or another provided that it is done after the performance of the work without any previous discussion or expectation.

      It goes without saying that bribery is ḥarām for both the payer and the recipient. If any money has been received by way of bribery, it should be returned to the payer and the recipient has no right to use it.

      Cheating in an Exam
      Cheating (in an exam) is ḥarām. However, if the cheating person has the special knowledge or skill required for the job to be employed at and the employment law is observed, being employed and getting paid for such a job is no problem.

      Overtime Hours
      It is not permissible to present a false report and receive money for overtime hours in which no work is done. Any extra money that has been received without entitlement should be returned. However, should there be regulations allowing the superior to double the overtime hours worked, he can do so. In this case, the employee can take the money paid for overtime hours approved by his boss.

      Personal Use of Public Asset
      In making use of public asset and governmental facilities for personal purposes related laws and regulations should be observed and violating them is not permissible.

      States' Ownership
      The property of the state, albeit non-Islamic, is lawfully deemed in the ownership of the state. It should be treated as that whose owner is known. Nobody can use it unless with the permission of the authority who has the right to use it.

      Water Pump
      To use water pump in order to get more water into one's property without the permission of the concerned organization is not permissible. The wuḍū’ and ghusl using water obtained through this way is problematic.

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