Iam in a dilemma because i am lying and deceiving the university.

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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

i wanted to ask a question on university admission.basically i am an overseas student in uk.i finished my degree here as an oversease student and i have got admission in another course.my problem is that i applied to this new course as a home student for which i have to pay £3000 a year.if i had applied as an overseas student,i had to pay £20,000 a year which i cannot afford.Iam in a dilemma because i am lying and deceiving the university but i also want to study this 4 year course and i can never pay (£80,000) for the entire course.Please tell me what to de because i dont want to displease ALLAH (SWT) and also if i do this course,would my earnings be considered as haram?


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Lie to get admission

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


It would simply not befit and behove the character of a true believer in Allah and the Last Day to lie.  Allah Subhanah commands the believers to always speak the Truth and give witnesses on the side of the Truth, even if it be against one’s own self.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran in Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 135:

O ye who believe!  Stand out firmly for justice as witnesses to Allah,  even as against yourselves,  or your parents,  or your kin,  and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both.   Follow not the lusts (of your hearts) lest ye swerve,  and if ye distort (justice),  or decline to do justice;  verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do.


In light of the above absolutely clear Command of Allah Subhanah, and the various teachings of the Messenger of Allah (saws), it would simply not befit the character of a true believer to lie on a petty issue to gain a small advantage for himself in this world….that would be manifest dishonesty and a sin in the Sight of Allah Subhanah.


Sahih Muslim Hadith 6306     Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud

The Prophet Muhammad (saws) said: “The person tells the truth until he is recorded (with Allah Subhanah) as truthful;  and he tells a lie until he is recorded (with Allah Subhanah) as a liar.”


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,







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