Illegally obtaining a certificate to get a job

Q: I have a severe confusion prevailing over my mind whether I should do a particular thing or not, the situation is as follows:

I got enlisted in a regular-basis employee list from state government recently and if I produce documents before the government I will be appointed as a linesman in power development department of my state, but the problem is it requires to be qualified up to 8th standard i.e. middle pass, and I don't possess any document regarding that as I'm not a middle pass or I can say I haven't qualified 8th standard.

Now my family members have suggested to borrow an illegal certificate or make a duplicate any how to get the job and support my family. My situation is confusing as I'm poor and need to support my family and on the other hand I've always praised Allah Ta'ala in five prayers a day. I'm under pressure from my family to take the wrong step but I personally don't want to take this step. Please suggest something in this regard so I can be out of this mess.

A: It is not correct for you to get something illegal. If they wish they could obtain it.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)