Is It Permissible to Take an Offer of Financial Incentive to Leave a Country to Resettle in Your Country of Origin?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


It is the law of Denmark that if you want to go back to your country, they will give you some money. Is it permissible to take that money when you say, “I want to go back to my country,” and they will, in return, give you some to go to your homeland?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question.

Yes, it would be permissible and halal for you to take up the financial incentive support to leave the country and resettle in your country of origin. [Khadimi, al-Bariqa al-Mahmudiyya fi Sharh al-Tariqa al-Muhammadiyya; al-Fatawa al-Hindiyya]

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
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Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.