Giving someone money to give me a legal document of the transaction presented before a Shari`ah court
I have a pending transaction with the legal court; I gave someone a sum of money to carry out this transaction for me, say to issue me a legal document. Given that the land related to such transaction is all mine, will this be considered a bribe?
Will (Part No. 23; Page No. 555) I be a sinner in doing so?
If the provided service, i.e. Issuing a legal document for the land, was not part of his job that he was obliged to do by dint of his post, the money you paid him will not be considered a bribe. However, if it was something that he was obliged to do by virtue of his post, in this case it will be impermissible.
There is a mayor who refuses to approve any paper except after taking fifty or a hundred Riyals despite that he receives a salary from the government.
What is the ruling on giving him money? Is there a sin upon us if we give him money for we are in need to issue birth certificates, for example, or others?
This falls under the ruling on bribery.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.