If money was acquired by lying is it still permissible to utilize it?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Askimam.org

aslamualaikum.

i have one question if you could kindly answer.

i am entitled to a £1000 because of a car accident i was involved in 6-7 yrs ago. However, this money will not be given to me until i am 18yrs old. I applied for £750 out of the £1000 in order to start driving lessons and to buy myself a view needed things. When applying for this money i lied and told them i was going to purchase a laptop which infact is not true. I just wanted to ask whether this money is hala and permissable for me to use on my driving lessons and a few other neccessities.

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

 

It is a major sin to deceive and lie.[1]However, make lots of Tawbah and Istighfar when you use the money, as you adopted a sinful way to obtain the money.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Saleem Ibn Sajawal Khan

Bradford, UK

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


من غشنا فليس منا [ترمذي 1315] [1]

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