Punishment for cheating someone

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: In the year 2014 one guy told me that I got a job abroad and the total cost of visa and air ticket and everything is rs.177 000 so he insisted to pay him and I paid him rs.177 000 and after the payment he ran away cheating me. Later on I came to know that I was cheated. I just want to know whether he will be punished on the day of judgement for cheating me and moreover by default he will be punished by Allah because he is a kafir. So kafir will be punished by Allah for not worshipping Allah. 


A: Yes.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)