Fatwa Issued Against Using Others' Wi-Fi

Fatwa Issued Against Using Others’ Wi-Fi

Now you are forbidden to use internet on someone else’s Wi-Fi service without their permission. Here we are referring to the recently issued Fatwa which prohibits the use of illegal Wi-Fi.

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Source: thinkdigital.travel

A fatwa, which is an Islamic legal pronouncement, issued by an expert in religious law (mufti), pertaining to a specific issue, usually at the request of an individual or judge to resolve an issue where Islamic ideology is unclear.

Recently a query was posted on the modern Fatwa section on the website of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD).

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Source: www.iacad.gov.ae

A user asked whether it was permissible to use other people’s Wi-Fi service without their knowledge.

The fatwa stated that, “it is not allowed for people to use what belongs to others without payment or without their permission. Therefore, the Internet should be used only after subscribing for the service.”

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Well, even though this Fatwa has not come into the limelight, it still holds the same consequences that stealing does. Using someone elses’ WiFi without the permission of the owner is ethically and morally wrong, as it reduces the internet speed for the original user or users.

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