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Fatwa issued over using other’s WiFi connection without permission

(Last Updated On: 11/04/2016)

It might not be considered as a big deal over using other’s WiFi without their knowledge but a recognizable modern fatwas announcing Islamic body, Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities (IACAD) in Dubai has issued a fatwa over using one’s WiFi without his/her permission.

The Islamic affairs department announced the fatwa over the matter  when a person posted a query at their modern fatwas section seeking that whether using other’s internet without their consent is legal or not.

IACAD responding to the query told that it isn’t allowed to use other’s WiFi without payment or without their consent. The fatwa issued by them stated, “ it is not allowed for people to use what belongs to others without payment or without their permission. Therefore, the Internet should be used only after subscribing to the service.”

They further told that, while others use WiFi illegally, that reduces the speed of the internet for the original user.

Apart from using one’s WiFi without consent is an unethical activity or is a kind of theft. Here it should be kept mentioned that using Wi-Fi at public places, where Wi-Fi is placed for public is not illegal.

Dozens of hotels, Parlors across the world offers  provide free WiFi to their customers to facilitate them, in this case using Wi-Fi is a legal act.

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