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Fake marriage for citizenship

Fatwaa ID: 560

Aslm respected mufti saheb

A lady has relocated to another country. She is having difficulty getting the paperwork for the country sorted. She says that marriage for convenience might be what she will resort to to secure citizenship.

Would this be permissible

Jazakallah khair

Marriage only to get citizenship
Not intending intimacy etc

Court marriage to a complete stranger. Every month a certain amount will also be paid to him.
And absolutely no intimacy

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

The above is impermissible, unethical, illegal and immodest. A Muslim lives an honest and truthful life. It will not be permissible to lie and fake documents and show that one has married another person simply for citizenship. The payment made and received are haraam. If it is not meant for you to get paperworks legally in a country, consider some other country. Maintain your dignity and honor.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

07/17/1444 AH – 02/08/2023 CE | AML3-3193

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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