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  • Lying without necessity Date: 18-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. When I complained about the reduced speed of my internet connection to my internet service provider, I told him that I was getting maximum 138 kB/s speed of internet, which was 2-3 kB/s less than the actual maximum speed that I was getting (actual speed might be 140-141kB/s). I told a lie to him so that he would increase my net speed... More

  • Finishing project in less than minimum required time Date: 12-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. 1. If a project requires a minimum of 140 hours of work to pass but one does it in only 130 and exaggerates it to 140, would it be sinful to claim credit for this work? 2. Is it permissible to work for a public/government-owned phone service provider or telecom companies? 3. Is it considered Shirk (polytheism) or showing.. More

  • Paraphrasing from works of other writers Date: 13-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am going to write a scientific work. If I read articles on the internet or from books and then paraphrased several paragraphs (I read and understand the idea and then write it again in my own language/style), is this considered cheating and sinful? Please reply, and may Allaah bless you. .. More

  • College degree obtained by cheating in exams Date: 13-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. On your website, there is the following question: "I would like to know whether we can use forged certificates for any job?" Your answer included this citation: "Know that if having a genuine certificate is a condition to be accepted for the job, then it is not permissible to provide a forged certificate. If the people you want to.. More

  • Copying someone's signature with his permission Date: 11-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Suppose that I need to withdraw money frm my account and I cannot go to the bank myself, so my brother goes to the bank and copies my signature on the cheque with my permission to withdraw money, is that allowed? .. More

  • Writing false information in CV Date: 22-8-2017

    I work as an IT engineer for an engineering firm. When I applied for the job, I listed a Microsoft certification on my CV, under the college where I studied at, but I have not passed it yet, and it does not say specifically say that I have passed it, but it could have deceived the recruiter into thinking that I passed it. (My recruiters for the job.. More

  • Ruling on certificate and earnings if one cheated on exams Date: 15-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. In my first professional examination, I gave three or four written exams out of six exams by knowing the questions of the exam before the examination was started. I cheated by this way. Before the cheating, I knew a fatwa which said that my income will not be haram if i will be qualified for that job. Knowing this fatwa, I was encouraged.. More

  • Lying to mother to end her suffering Date: 3-7-2017

    Dear Brother, I was molested and abused a lot as a child. These past few days, I was repenting to Allaah and read that the parents are responsible for their young children. My parents were negligent; they allowed me to sleep in one bed with my brothers and study with male teachers all by myself. I asked my mother to repent for what happened to me, but.. More

  • Cheating in exams Date: 29-6-2017

    After Allaah guided me, I resolved never to cheat in exams, and this continued till now. Unfortunately, though, I fell into the sin of cheating in my final exams. Now this is causing me great distress as I think that I might be surpassing someone who is more eligible than me because I cheated in the final exam and only those who qualify for the final.. More

  • Falsifying part of PhD thesis Date: 25-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I was in need of a research paper (first authored paper) for my thesis for my PhD. I worked primarily on this research paper and did so very hard. It was agreed by all authors before starting the research for that paper that whomsoever would contributes the most would be the first author. I was given the main responsibility and generated.. More

  • Giving false opinion is lying Date: 7-6-2017

    Thank you very much for all your previos answers. I have a new question. Is presenting an undefined fact considered a lie? For example, someone asks we what I prefer, and then I answer him that I prefer A when I actually prefer B, but I do not dislike option A. This is not an exact fact; rather, it is like an opinion, which can change. Is that a lie?.. More

  • Lying to receive internet connection at reduced cost Date: 7-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. I have a question to ask. I recently took got a broadband internet connection. I asked my senior brother in college to talk with his internet service provider (suppose A) to give me the connection so that the monthly cost can be reduced. So he talked with his internet service provider (A), but internet service provider (A).. More

  • Fabricating stories to make someone quit smoking Date: 5-6-2017

    A close relative of mine smokes. I am doing my best to help him quit. Is it permissible for me to make up false stories about my friends to emphasize its adverse effects and how it destroyed them in the hope that this may lead him to stop smoking. .. More

  • Staging crime scene to study people's reaction Date: 18-5-2017

    I have a question. Sometimes, people make a staged crime etc. to experiment; to observe people and study the society and benefit from this. Is this considered lying, and is it sinful? Also, is filling in false information when making an account (at a bank) which requires us to be of a certain age or more sinful? What about the accounts? .. More

  • University offered student help on exam Date: 17-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am in a terrible situation right now. I joined a distance-learning program under an agency to facilitate exams and course management for a distant university; they did not provide me with the full course material till now, and the exam is in 10 days. It is impossible to complete studying the full books before the exam now. When.. More