Fatwa: # 16630
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: Sri Lanka
Date: 24th April 2008

Title

Is it halal for muslims to fabricate evidence and assume refugee status and seek asylum in the west i.e. USA,UK,Germany,France etc. and live on the government dole?

Question

Is it halal for muslims to fabricate evidence and assume refugee status and seek asylum in the west i.e. USA,UK,Germany,France etc. and live on the government dole?

Please give me an elaborate fatwa on this soon as many muslims in my country are doing so.

 

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Sharih has emphasized on speaking truth. To speak lies is a major sin and incurs the anger and wrath of Allah. It is a sin to fabricate evidence and distort facts to qualify for refugee status anywhere in the world.

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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