Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
In this fatwa:
Responding to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and an Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states:
Islam does not allow us to forge documents in order to get visa or jobs. That is not a permissible way of doing this. Forgery, deceit, cheating, lying, etc. are all heinous sins in Islam.
Your relative should trust in Allah and stick to lawful ways of earning a living.
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “If you were to trust in Allah, as you should, He would provide for you as He feeds brides; see how they fly out of their nests at dawn, and return satiated at dusk!” (Ahmad and At-Tirmidhi)
So there is always a lawful way of earning a living.
Allah Almighty knows best.
Editor’s note: This fatwa is from Ask the Scholar’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.