Being forced to give a bribe

Q: Is it permissible to pay a bribe if driven by necessity? In fact, I am a Muslim under heavy debt. In my opinion, there is no way out for me except traveling abroad and leaving my country Egypt. You know that man- made laws, not (Part No. 23; Page No. 559) Shari`ah (Islamic law), is applicable here. If I want to travel to Saudi Arabia, I have to change my job title from an employee to a grocer, or any other profession. This can only be done by a bribe to custom authorities. Am I permitted to do so, bearing in mind that I will travel to Saudi Arabia to work as a teacher? Please, give me a detailed and comprehensive answer. May Allah guide and protect you!

A: It is impermissible to pay a bribe to change your job title from an employee to a professional, as this involves lying and helping one another in sin and transgression.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.