Being forced to accept the bribe

Q 3: A female accountant works for a company in which presents are being (Part No. 23; Page No. 575) distributed to them, since they are working in the Taxation Department. However, these presents are actually bribes, but she is obliged to take them, how should she dispose of them? Should she throw them away or give them to the poor? For Allah is Pure and never accepts but what is also pure.

A: These presents fall under the ruling on bribes which are impermissible to give or take, therefore, what has been taken should be returned to its owner, moreover, they should be informed of the prohibition of doing so.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.