Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch
Does asking for answers in an examination hall constitute cheating?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate
Yes, asking for the answers to the exam is not permitted, and thus doing so constitutes cheating.
The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Whoever cheats us is not from us.” [Muslim]
The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and give him peace) also said, “The signs of the hypocrite are three: if they speak they lie, if they promise, they break the promise, and if they are entrusted, they break that trust.” [Ahmad]
The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and give him peace) also said, “There is no faith, for he who is not trustworthy and there is no religion for he who does not honor covenants.” [Ahmad]
Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.