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Question # : 4350


As salam o alaikum Mufti sahab I wish to start a business of Exporting Ladies Suits from India to various countries across the world. My 1st customer, who is also a Muslim, says that while despatching the goods from India to his country (In Africa), I should not declare the actual value of goods which I shall be sending but something less than that. eg: Goods worth Rs. 10,000/- may be declared as Goods worth Rs. 1,000/- in order to avoid Tax/Duty which would be paid by him & by me to the respective Governments. Is this permissible according to The Deen of Allah SWT?

Answer : 4350

Published on: Jul 6, 2008

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1006/870=B/1429)


The additional income in case of unrevealing the actual value is lawful by Shariah but since it is illegal therefore one should avoid saying something unreal:

الکذب مباح لاحیاء حقہ ودفع الظلم عن نفسہ (الشامی: 9/612)

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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