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  • Lying about real reason for renewing invalid marriage contract Date: 9-5-2017

    After one year of marriage, a couple came to know that their marriage was invalid. Now they want to renew their marriage, but they cannot tell their families the real reason of the invalidity of the marriage. So, since they live in a foreign country, they will say that they need a video of the marriage for the visa process and that that is why they.. More

  • Lying to achieve valid objective Date: 30-4-2017

    X and Y had an argument regarding whether Allaah had answered X's supplication correctly according to X's understanding. Y stopped communicating with X because they did not believe what X was telling them. X later contacted Y to inform Y about what had occurred with them. Y was shocked/surprised but did not say anything. X noticed that they were not.. More

  • Continuing to receive benefits for illness after recovery Date: 6-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have recieved some benefits (income) from the goverment due to a couple of illnesses: not being able to go out alone; anxiety; and being excessive in ablution, purity, and prayer. I have also received these benefits for finacial help with my needs as I am 16 and am not physically and mentally able to work at the moment. The thing.. More

  • Paying for public transportation in corrupt non-Muslim country Date: 9-3-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is travelling on a train without buying a ticket a sin or not? Consider that I live in India, a non-Muslim democratic secular country, and the rulers are very corrupt and cheat with the public's money provided by the government. I think it is not a crime to cheat such a country in which the Muslims are neglected, but my father opposes.. More

  • Taking advantage of asylum benefits Date: 16-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I asked the question of fatwa No. 342220 before, and I would like to get some more details. It is not 100 percent certain that the government would withdraw asylum from the wife, because the one who is persecuted is the husband and not the wife. In this country, the asylum rulings are such that if the husband receives asylum, then.. More

  • Telling someone their supplication was not answered although it was Date: 15-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it haram to say to someone that their supplication was not answered although it was? .. More

  • Lying to retain political asylum and family unity Date: 9-1-2017

    Assalamu alaykum. A Husband got asylum in a European country because he cannot go to his homecountry for fear of his life. His wife and children also got asylum in order to keep the family unit together. The wife and children are not persecuted in their homecountry. Then the wife went to their homecountry to visit her relatives even though the one who.. More

  • Reporting those who abuse asylum program to authorities Date: 9-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am a Muslim citizen of a Western country, and I appreciate that everybody respects the law and abides by the rules. Where I live, the government started a program so that individuals and organizations can sponsor Syrian refugees. Unfortunately, some immigration consultants are using this program to make a huge profit and use this.. More

  • Giving false information to receive welfare Date: 5-1-2017

    I am young and have finished high school. However, my grades were poor, so I took a pause of one year to improve my grades and start university next year. So I am unemployed, and I may also seek social welfare in my country because I do not have a job. While seeking social welfare, I fullfilled every criteria for it, but I did make a misstake twice... More

  • Abiding by terms and conditions of university Date: 22-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. My university requires me to perform one year of practical training in any organization. I started it in a company. Due to the bad environment there, I made a contract with the owner that allowed me to work in my dad's company, and I have to pay him a monthly sum in return for being outsourced. Afterwards, I convinced my dad to relieve.. More

  • Presenting fake certificate impermissible under all circumstances Date: 21-12-2016

    My father works in a haram bussinness, his bussinnes has been doing bad for the last two years and he barely provides for the family. Our other source of income is my sister. I am a high school graduate and I want to study medicine. In order to get into med school, I have to do a two-year pre-med course. My question is, since my sister is the one who.. More

  • Receiving help during driving test Date: 13-11-2016

    I have a question. Background information: In a driving test (in my country), the student's driving teacher sits next to him in the car, and the tester sits behind the student (on the right side). Following case: Let us assume that before a test, the teacher says to the student that he will help him during the test through secret hand signs in the case.. More

  • Deceiving government to get cheap housing Date: 31-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I live in London, UK with my husband and my two kids. We rent a flat there, the rent is very expensive, and the property is very small. In order to get a council house, we either need to wait for ages or be homeless. The agency which we rent from has offered to evict us, but we would pay the court fees. The eviction would take place.. More

  • Lying about identity to market product online Date: 17-9-2016

    What is the ruling on affiliate marketing on the Internet? Sometimes, people use a fake ID to market their product. For example, I do not live in Qatar, but I create a Facebook account and put my country name as Qatar in order to target Qatari people to buy my product online. Is this kind of marketing halal or haram? .. More

  • Lying to parents about how suitor met their daughter Date: 8-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I met a girl through a website dedicated to teaching English. I am a fluent English speaker, and she needed help. After speaking a few times, it became apparent that there is a mutual attraction, and we decided to end communication unless I can speak with her family. I am new in Egypt, she is 17 years younger than me, and I am still.. More