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Bypassing Network Settings for Free Internet

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There are apps one phones u can use to bypass some internet settings on sim cards. And then u can have unlimited internet without paying for it.

Does this count as stealing? Definitely post this as many people use this “hack” Using a VPN to bypass some simcard settings and getting unlimited internet.


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

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

Services provided by internet and phone companies are payable regardless of how expensive they may be. If one finds such services to be beyond his budget, then he should not utilise them.

Bypassing settings in order to utilise such services free of charge or paying less than the required amount will be considered dishonesty and theft. [i]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Checked and Approved by

Mufti Nabeel Valli.

Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah

Lusaka, Zambia



[i] بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع (7/ 70)

وَمِنْهَا أَنْ لَا يَكُونَ لِلسَّارِقِ فِيهِ مِلْكٌ، وَلَا تَأْوِيلُ الْمِلْكِ أَوْ شُبْهَتُهُ؛ لِأَنَّ الْمَمْلُوكَ، أَوْ مَا فِيهِ تَأْوِيلُ الْمِلْكِ، أَوْ الشُّبْهَةَ لَا يُحْتَاجُ فِيهِ إلَى مُسَارَقَةِ الْأَعْيُنِ فَلَا يَتَحَقَّقُ رُكْنُ السَّرِقَةِ، وَهُوَ الْأَخْذُ عَلَى سَبِيلِ الِاسْتِخْفَاءِ، وَالِاسْتِسْرَارِ عَلَى الْإِطْلَاقِ


بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع (7/ 67)

(مِنْهَا) أَنْ يَكُونَ مَالًا مُطْلَقًا لَا قُصُورَ فِي مَالِيَّتِهِ، وَلَا شُبْهَةَ، وَهُوَ أَنْ يَكُونَ مِمَّا يَتَمَوَّلُهُ النَّاسُ، وَيَعُدُّونَهُ مَالًا؛ لِأَنَّ ذَلِكَ يُشْعِرُ بِعِزَّتِهِ، وَخَطَرِهِ عِنْدَهُمْ

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