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Question ID: 1687 Category: Dealings and Transactions
Can a student earn money in united states of America

Assalamualaikum,

i mohammed Riyaz from India  currently pursuing my graduation in university of new haven. i landed recently in America and i want to know whether as international students can i earn money by doing off-campus jobs without getting studies effected to meet my university and living expenses because we don't have on campus over here?

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم

الجواب وباللہ التوفیق

Since you have promised and pledged to abide by the rules of the  university,  it is your duty to comply with those rules and regulations.

Be aware that in general universities do not allow off-campus employment.  Therefore, you should either find a job inside the campus, or if you want a job outside, seek permission first, to avoid breaking the university laws and be subject to its worldly and eternal consequences.

However, if you are permitted to work off campus and earn by doing a halal job, that income will be halal for you.

Almighty Allah says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَوْفُوا بِالْعُقُود (المائدہ:۱)

قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «المُسْلِمُونَ عِنْدَ شُرُوطِهِمْ»( صحیح بخاری: کتاب الاجارۃ: باب اجر السمسرۃ)

فقط واللہ اعلم واتم