Someone asking for 5.000 riyals in return for providing me with a job opportunity in the Saudi Airlines

Q: I have a brother who wants to find a job in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Thanks to Allah, he adheres to his Din (religion) (although none can verify this but Allah) and follows the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet). Because of the fraudulent practices and deviation prevalent in the company he is working for, he has sent me his graduation certificate from the Faculty of Commerce in Alexandria in 1974, Economy Department, to try bring him a job. I have an offer from a saudi person who is asking for 5,000 riyals in return for getting my brother a job in the saudi airlines. Is this lawful? Kindly advise.

A: If the reality is as you mentioned that you are offered to pay money in return for a job contract in the Saudi airlines or similar companies, this is a major sin. Similarly, accepting that sum of money is Haram (prohibited), because this is a bribe. It was authentically reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) has cursed the briber and the bribe recipient.Consequently, you should avoid such means to find a living and seek lawful ones. I advise you to fear Allah and put your trust in Him, for anyone who fears Allah and keeps their duty to Him, He will make a way for them to get out from every difficulty, and He will provide them from sources they never could imagine. (Part No. 23; Page No. 534) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.