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Bribery

Q:

Assalamu alaikum I have something that I'm curious about. I'm from Kpk northern part, I was going to apply for driving license but I found out that the initial test is screwed. They don't let you pass even if you meet the requirements. They schedule the test each 6 months, which is rather long indeed. But then I found out that few people paying extra money to skip the hustle of initial and get their license. Does it fall in the category of "Rishwat"?

A:

Salamun Alaykum

A bribe cannot be offered according to Sharia.

However, if a system prevails where there is no way to get legitimate needs met except by paying extra, then you can do so, but under protest.

You will have to decide which it is in your case.

Kind regards

Abbas Jaffer