Forging the lineage to facilitate entering a foreign country

Q 11: The British Government strictly bans foreigners from entering Britain, except for those who have young children. Some Muslims give other children their names claiming they are their children; or some will claim to be the their brother's father, or a paternal uncle may claim to be of his nephew's father. In this way, they forge their lineage to facilitate entry into Britain. What is the ruling on this deceptive scheme?

A: If the case is as you have mentioned, it is not permissible for a Muslim to claim the fatherhood of a son or daughter other than his own son and daughter. This is falsehood and lying. Allah the Exalted ordered us to call children by their fathers' names, Allah (Exalted be He) states: Call them (adopted sons) by (the names of) their fathers: that is more just with Allâh. But if you know not their father’s (names, call them) your brothers in faith and Mawâlîkum (your freed slaves). And there is no sin on you concerning that in which you made a mistake, except in regard to what your hearts deliberately intend. And Allâh is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Part No. 20; Page No. 380) Moreover, one is not permitted by any means to make such false claims. There is no need for this, as Allah's earth is spacious. Muslims living in the countries of the disbelievers must leave, and those outside should not enter them except for a necessity or an Islamic public interest, such as calling to Allah in order to preserve their religion and distancing themselves from Fitnah (temptation). Allah ((Exalted be He) states: And whosoever fears Allâh and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his family and Companions.