Am I Allowed to Receive Money from a Government Funded Program Even the Requirements Weren’t Met?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


I attended a government-funded program in which, upon completion and meeting the required hours, we were to be given money. However, the program funded by the government failed to reach the required hours, but at the end of the program, participants received their money. I didn’t take the money because I thought it was wrong to do so, and now my question is, would it be permissible for me to take the money, or did I do the right thing?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

I pray you are in good faith and health.

It is permissible for you to accept the money, even if the program did not meet the required number of hours. The most important aspect is that the program has covered all the necessary content and skills, and the number of hours is simply an estimate used to measure the teaching process.


I pray this helps answer your question.

[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel has received traditional education in various countries. He started his schooling in the UK and completed his hifz of the Quran in India. After that, he joined an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied secular and Aalimiyya sciences. Later, he traveled to Karachi, Pakistan, and other Middle Eastern countries to further his education. Mawlana has served as an Imam in the Republic of Ireland for several years and taught the Quran and other Islamic sciences to both children and adults. He also worked as a teacher and librarian at a local Islamic seminary in the UK for 12 years. Presently, he lives in the UK with his wife and is interested in books and gardening.