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Repentance from cheating in exams

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Question

Asalamualikum!
How to repent if :
1)A person cheated from his book in exam hall and shared the book with his friend too.
2)A person cheated from smartphone and another classmate copied from his answer sheet too.
3)A person cheated by asking some classmate to send answer via social media platform in exams hall?
Note : In all these cases open cheating was going on in exam centre. There was full liberty given by teachers to cheat .
Who are the sinners and how to repent from this sin ?
Hopeful of getting the answer ASAP !
Yours requestingly


Answer

Lying, cheating and deception are not permissible in Islam. Even if teachers are not taking much notice of those who are cheating it is up to the person to conduct themselves in an honest manner. In each of these cases the person who helped cheat and the person who cheated will both have committed wrong and must repent to Allah the Almighty for their dishonesty.

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Ifta Research Fellow

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel

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