Giving someone money to reduce one’s electricity bill

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I gave an electronic man 1000 rupees to reduce my electricity bill from coming too high. Is it a bribe? I am very stressed about it because he said that in order to decrease my bill, I have to pay him.

Bismillaah

A: If it is an accepted legal norm then it is not a bribe.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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