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Claiming VAT under a false pretext

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: We know that there are businesses in South Africa which claim to send goods cross border but don’t send it for profit gain. These goods are kept in SA and sold locally and the VAT or duties are claimed. Is this jaaiz?


A: We will not say that this is haraam, but Muslims should not be engaging in these types of practices.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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