Cheating, deceiving and bribery

Q: In India Muslims are being deprived in all aspects. So there are fatwas that cheating is allowed . In the state Assam the Muslims have taken the reorganisation of many schools by cheating the Government. Actually there are no students in these schools but in records they show 50, 60 students and the officers are forwarding it by taking bribes and many Moulana have joined in this act giving fatwa that we are being deprived and for owning our right we have no other way beside this. Is it permissible?


A: Cheating, deceiving and bribery is against the way of Islam.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

وعن ابن عمر وأبي هريرة رضي الله عنهم عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال من حمل علينا السلاح فليس منا رواه البخاري وزاد مسلم ​ومن غشنا فليس منا (مشكاة رقم 3520)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)