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Faking a degree and getting someone else to submit one’s papers

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  1. I have done 3 years Diploma in Electrical and have experience overseas. Now I moved to a developed country and started working as an electrician. If you have extensive experience you can work as an engineer. But you still need qualification to go to high in rank and good pay. So is it possible to make a fake bachelor degree and on that fake degree if I get admission in university in Master Program is that allowed in Islam?
  2. Now I am doing masters from university and going on Hajj this year Insha Allah. Now that hajj is coming in the middle of my semester is it allowed that my friend do the remaining assignments on my behalf and submit it? According to university rules nobody can submit on someone elses behalf.

Please guide me.



  1. These practices must be avoided.
  2. If the university is in agreement then it is correct.

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

عن أبي هريرة: أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: من غشنا فليس منا (مسلم #164) 

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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