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Lying to Seek Knowledge

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

I’ve actually heard that some people have lied in order to study Islamic sciences, be it to authorities that question them, or in interviews.  Why one would want to begin performing the best supererogatory deed with lies, I don’t know.  Wallaahu musta`aan.  The following question was put forward to Shaykh Yahyâ Al-Hajûrî.  Taken from

Question: Is it permissible to lie in order to seek knowledge, for example; obtaining a fake certificate/degree, lying about your age to the interviewer, or having an id card with false information and so on, because this issue is widespread and may Allaah reward you with good.

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