If the employee working abroad is receiving facilities from the state, is it permissible for him to authorize another person to buy for him


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Q: I work in the Saudi Consulate in Karachi. We are given exemption from custom duties on vehicles and electrical appliances in accordance with the law. So, we buy and resell these items at a profit. My question, may Allah reward you, is:Is it permissible, in the Shari`ah (Islamic law), to do the following: I make an agreement with a Pakistani to buy a car in my name because I cannot afford to buy it at the present time and I need it urgently; I then submit the car papers to the Pakistani Foreign Ministry to get the exemption, and sell the exemption certificate to the Pakistani; after a period of time, I transfer the car ownership to the Pakistani. Kindly bear in mind that all this takes place with our mutual consent.Please give me your Fatwa (legal opinion issued be a qualified Muslim scholar) in this regard. May Allah reward you with the best.


A: According to what you have outlined in the question, it is not permissible to do that because it is a lie and trickery designed to circumvent the law. Lying is Haram (prohibited), especially when used to earn money unjustly. (Part No. 11; Page No. 57) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and companions.




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