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Question ID: 1369 Category: Dealings and Transactions
Using Lab fund, Is it Halal or Haram?

Assalam O Alikum Mohtram. I am a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering in Korea. Basically I am from Pakistan. I am facing one serious problem here.

When I was being hired for studentship, one of the senior student from my lab told me my salary. (Prof. did not told me the terms and conditions.).I said ok. But when I came here, iIcame to know that Prof. is not giving me the full salary. He is playing game with me and my lab mates. My salary is coming from Government. But Prof. has created a virtual lab fund. This fund is managed by the students. Suppose i am taking 13 dollars salary from Government, I am supposed to keep 8 dollars and return 5 dollars to lab fund. Not all the students are getting money from government. So, lab fund is used to pay those lab students who are not getting money from Government. In actual, it is wrong according to the rules set by Government. In this situation, Prof is supposed to get some projects and help those students who are not getting Govt. salary. But my Prof. is not doing it. And he has already saved a lot of money in Univ account that can be used to fund those students who are not getting Govt. salary.

In addition, I had been working as TA and my salary for TA is 4 dollars. This money comes from Univ to my account. Prof. can not ask me to transfer these 4 dollars to lab fund. But here, we are not allowed to use this money.

Now we are only 2 students in this lab. All other students have passed the school. What we did is, we took some money from lab fund and use it. We thought that this is our money.

So, taking money in this way is Haraam ? or it becomes halaal as we have earned it from Govt.

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الجواب وباللہ التوفیق

If the money you took out from the lab account was less or equal to the total amount deposited by you, it is alright for you to take that amount. Any amount withdrawn in excess of your share must be returned into that account, its use is not permissible.

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