Lying to and deceiving the ruler


A: If that is the status quo (in your country), then you are not allowed to do that, because it involves lying to and deceiving the authorities, and using trickery to violate the regulations which they set to maintain the flow of governmental work, which was entrusted to you to serve the nation, and guard public interest against self-interest. In the case you have mentioned, self-love or the instinct or desire to promote one’s own well-being will dominate and this makes one prefer his personal interest; thus he will work harder and exert his utmost effort for its success at the expense of his work in public interest, without perceiving this. (Part No. 1; Page No. 537) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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