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.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)