Category: Business Matters
Fatwa#: 38717
Asked Country: South Africa

Answered Date: Nov 09,2017

Title: Having multiple emails for vouchers.

Question

Asalamu'alykum. Some shopping sites offer a "signing up voucher", and to redeem it you have to sign up with your email address. It has become quite popular that users start to create extra email accounts often just for the sole purpose to receive that voucher. In this way a person redeems multiple vouchers. Is this action of creating extra email accounts for this purpose allowed and is it considered to be a form of deceiving the retailer? 

 

Jazakumullahu Khayr. 

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Truthfulness and honesty are some of the cardinal principles of Islam. A Muslim should also live by those principles.

Consider the following hadith,

 

مَنْ غَشَّنَا فَلَيْسَ مِنَّا 

“Whoever deceives us, he is not from amongst us. (Muslim) 1

It is not advisable to have multiple emails for shopping vouchers.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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صحيح مسلم-دار إحياء التراث العربي (1/ 99)1

حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا يَعْقُوبُ وَهُوَ ابْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الْقَارِيُّ ح، وَحَدَّثَنَا أَبُو الْأَحْوَصِ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ حَيَّانَ، حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ أَبِي حَازِمٍ، كِلَاهُمَا عَنْ سُهَيْلِ بْنِ أَبِي صَالِحٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ: أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: «مَنْ حَمَلَ عَلَيْنَا السِّلَاحَ فَلَيْسَ مِنَّا، وَمَنْ غَشَّنَا فَلَيْسَ مِنَّا

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