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Using Student MetroCards for unrelated purposes

Fatwaa ID: 1299

Question:
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah,

Would it be permissible to use students MetroCards for purposes other than commuting to and from school?

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

One should follow the terms and rules in place. Violating them may result in unwanted problems and humiliation. The rules clearly state that MetroCards may be used only for school related activities. Thus, one should follow that.

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

11/25/1444 AH – 06/14/2023 CE | AML1-7890

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


When can I use my Student MetroCard?  
You can use your Student MetroCard only on school days, during the hours specified on your card. It’s important to remember that you can only use your Student MetroCard on days when your school is in session and only for transportation to and from school related activities. If your school is closed, you can’t use your card. If you attempt to use your Student MetroCard on days when your school is closed, it will be confiscated and you will be issued a penalty with a summons of $100.
https://infohub.nyced.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/student-brochure.pdf

Schools distribute MetroCards that let eligible students get to and from school and school-related activities for free.
https://new.mta.info/fares/student-metrocard

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