Is it permissible to work for a taghoot (unjust or tyrannical) government?
Is it okay for someone to work for a taghoot government? I have been offered a job which involves translating texts but it would be for my government which is a taghoot government. However, I only want to support my family and I do not want to "help" the taghoot. What can I do? What is the Supreme Leader, grand Ayatollah Khamenei's opinion in this regard?


Ayatollah Mahdi Hadavi Terhani (may Allah grant him long life):


It is haram (forbidden) to serve taghoot and one's intention has no role in the matter. It is therefore to work for taghoor except for when one is compelled and has no alternative but to work in an urgent situation.


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