That would not be following Allah's direction.<quoted text>
I see a way around them paying the money back to the government.
They send money to charity in another Islamic country that the face value of the money is the same,not the actual value .
So they send money to Iraq where $500 of our money gets them $500,000 of Iraq money thus cleansing their obligation.
If the entity is known (ie the Australian government) that the muslim received the haram welfare income from - then it must be paid back to that entity.
It only can go to a charity in it's interest income (usury) or if its haram (begging or welfare income and the entity is unknown or untraceable.
The haram debt is also passed on as an Islamic family responsibility.
One could say the mosque is the familial collective of muslims as well as their support in need as well to redeem their souls( it's purpose).
Therefore the mosque of the Muslims who have received welfare benefits or other money and help now have a religious obligation to instruct their members to pay it back so they are not sinful in front of Allah. In fact the mosque should technically pay it back and then collect it from it's members.
I think the quranic instructions that no Muslim is to beg or take welfare from a non sharia source or if they do that it must be paid back ...
Should be all over centerline offices in Arabic and Urdu and bahasa and other languages.
It should be on poster trucks outside every mosque. It should be translated into catchphrases that can be spoken to Muslims at every opportunity .
Welfare is harram.
You have to pay it ALL back otherwise you will offend Allah.
Allah does not allow you to bludge off non believers.
Allah says all Muslims must follow the convenant.
Those who take welfare insult the prophet.
Allah is watching you do not take benefit you did not contribute to.
And so on..
bet that would get a flood of Muslims lining up to see Christian priests about how they could convert....