A Muslim working in the Philippine Government against his brothers

Q 2: Marcos Administration offered Muslim students in the Philippines at Islamic universities a monthly payment, of approximately 25 US dollars, provided that they serve for at least one or two years in the state. Otherwise, they would have to pay back half of the stipend they received if they refuse to serve the state. Is it permissible for students to accept such a payment in return for which Marcos uses them after graduation against their Muslim brothers who fight for the Cause of Allah? This state considers those who serve it as deserving leadership positions while it regards those who fight for the Cause of Allah as rebels.

A: If the reality is as you mentioned, that Marcos gives a stipend to students to win their support against their Muslim brothers by suppressing, persecuting or causing harm or making bad publicity to tarnish the reputation of their Muslim brothers, you must not accept this payment so as to foil his plot. Also, this way you will not be bound to pay back half of the money, if you do not serve in the state and hence you would not be controlled by the state. You must fear Allah and seek His Help against His enemies; Allah (Exalted be He) says: And whosoever fears Allâh and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. (Part No. 26; Page No. 8) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.