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Using AI to do school assignments

Fatwaa ID: 1789

Question:
Asalamaualaikum wrwb respected mufti, someone has enquired the following:
Would it be considered cheating and sinful if one were to use AI for example ChatGPT to improve their college assignments/essays?

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

A Muslim lives an honest and truthful life. Using AI, such as ChatGPT, to complete one’s school assignments is dishonest and constitutes cheating. This also prevents the student from genuinely excelling. This may also result in humiliation and problems with the respective authorities. One should not use such platforms to complete school assignments.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

03/12/1445 AH – 09/28/2023 CE | AML1-8335

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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