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So, I have a friend which uses online fake ID on twitter to engage foreign customers and sell services (Logo & Website Designing) & this business is so profitable & I also want to get into it. But my question is it halal to do business using fake ID claiming that I am girl living in USA e.g?

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  • any explanation of downvote?
    – Ibnelaiq
    Jan 15 at 15:54
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    Why would you think lying is halal under any circumstances?
    – goldPseudo
    Jan 15 at 23:17
  • Yes thanks, I don't think lying is halal in any way.
    – Ibnelaiq
    Jan 16 at 10:31
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It is haram because it involves cheating and lying, especially given that many people may have a good reason for wanting to know such information and rely on it in taking the decision to engage in a business transaction or not.

The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said,

"Both parties in a business transaction have a right to annul it so long as they have not separated; and if they tell the truth and make everything clear to each other, then they will be blessed in their transaction, but if they conceal anything and lie, then the blessing of their transaction will be eliminated." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Here are also some of the references which helps you understand:

  1. Lying about identity to market product online
  2. Darul Ifta, Darul Ulum Deoband Fatwa on getting job by telling a lie, cheating and showing false experience
  3. Sheikh Assim Al Hakeem explaining about If someone gets a job with fake / false certificates, will his/her salary be haram?

I hope you will not join this type of business though it looks profitable.

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  • @Ibnelaiq I want to know why my answer is not correct. Jan 16 at 10:35
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    Because I forgot it to mark as correct. :)
    – Ibnelaiq
    Jan 16 at 10:46

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