Giving someone money to reduce one’s electricity bill

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

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.


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)