The definition of bail is:
the temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial, sometimes on condition that a sum of money is lodged to guarantee their appearance in court.
As we know, bribery is a major sin in Islam.
Narrated by Ahmad (6791) and Abu Dawood (3580) from ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said:
The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) cursed the one who gives a bribe and the one who takes it.
Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Irwa’ al-Ghaleel (2621).
To me, I think that it is kind of bribery as you are paying money to the court to get out of jail which in my opinion is a kind of bribery. The prisoner is bribing the court to release him.
Question: Is paying bail classed as bribery in Islam? Does it mean paying bail is a sin?