Bribe for hajj.
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This year we decided to go for hajj alhomdillah, and my husband already did hajj in 2004, now he is going with me again for
hajj, and he wanted to this hajj or dedicate this hajj from her mother (she is alive but little bit ill) side. My husband
wanted to send his parents on hajj too, but for getting the hajj visa they have to pay rishwat (bribing). My husband's
parents are living in Kabul-Aghfanistan. so i wanted to know that is it prohibited to do hajj in such conditions.... means
obtaining visa by giving rishwat??? Because one of my husband's uncle said that "one can do haraam things to do the halaal
things"..... your comments please.
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Bribe for hajj
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The Statement: …..one of my husband's uncle said that "one can do haraam things to do the halaal things"..... your comments please.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 2214 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: ‘O people! Allah is ‘Tayyib’ (Good and Pure) and He, therefore, accepts only that which is ‘tayyib’ (good and pure).’
The opinion of your husband’s uncle, without an iota of a doubt, is in direct contrast and conflict with the guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws)!
Your Question: My husband wanted to send his parents on hajj too, but for getting the hajj visa they have to pay rishwat (bribing). My husband's parents are living in Kabul-Aghfanistan. so i wanted to know that is it prohibited to do hajj in such conditions.... means obtaining visa by giving rishwat???
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 188:
Do not usurp one another’s property by unjust means, nor offer it (bribes) to the judges so that you may devour knowingly and unjustly a portion of the goods of others.
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 3573 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As
The Messenger of Allah (saws) cursed the one who bribes and the one who takes bribe.
To demand or accept a bribe in absolutely any form or under any guise or circumstances is absolutely forbidden in Islam. It is also categorically forbidden in Islam for one to pay a bribe to take something which does not rightfully belong to him or to get something which is the right of someone else.
The absolute majority of the scholars and the jurists in Islam are of the opinion that if one, who as a citizen has a right to get something, and someone in power or authority is blocking this right and demanding a bribe to release their right, and this evil person in authority will never release what is rightfully theirs unless and until his demand for a bribe is fulfilled ….then it is this evil person who alone will bear the burden of the sin. But if one who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day, stands firm on the side of the truth and justice, refuses to take the easy route and pay the demanded bribe, and is willing to accept the challenges that might come his way to stay within the prescribed boundaries of Allah Subhanah, Allah will be pleased with his striving and reward him abundantly for his steadfastness, his patience, and his obedience. But if the circumstances are such that one is being blocked to get what should rightfully be theirs, and one reluctantly pays the bribe with a heavy heart, the sin is on the one who demands and accepts the bribe.
But if one pays a bribe to unjustly usurp the rights of another, or to obtain something which does not rightfully belong to him, or to unjustly influence the judgment in his favor….then indeed the person who gives the bribe and the person who accepts it, both will be in manifest sin.
Your Question: ….so i wanted to know that is it prohibited to do hajj in such conditions.... means obtaining visa by giving rishwat???
If after trying their very best, the parents of your husband are unable to secure a visa to perform their Hajj….then they will have a valid excuse in the Presence of their Lord Creator for not being able or allowed to perform their obligatory duty of Hajj.
If after trying their very best to obtain the Hajj visa through lawful channels, the parents are absolutely unable to secure the visa…and with a reluctant and heavy heart they pay a bribe to get what is their right in the first place….the blame and the sin of the bribe will be borne by the one demanding and accepting the bribe alone. And Allah Alone Knows Best.
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