Guarantee Indians, Pakistanis,

Q: I am a thirty-three-year-old young man with a weak financial status. One day a Pakistani (Muslim) brother who resides in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia asked me to help him to obtain visas for some of his relatives to come from Pakistan to the country and he gave me the sum of seven thousand Riyals for each visa. I got the visas because of my weak financial status and my need for the money. I received from him the value of four visas. I helped the people for whom the visas were bought to come to the country and these people have been staying in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for four years until now and have their own business. Is the money I received from them Halal (lawful) or Haram (prohibited)? (Part No. 14; Page No. 190) It may be important to mention that these people gained double the money that they paid me. They are pleased with their status and the money that they paid to reside in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for work. Provide me with your beneficial answer please. May Allah reward you with the best.

A: This money is Haram (unlawful) as it was in exchange for a guarantee which is a contract of favor. Also, this money was gained through lying and it contradicted the regulations that were established by the state for the sake of safeguarding public interest. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.