'Stealing from neighbor not proper Islamic conduct': Dubai's Islamic authorities issue Islamic against WiFi theft

Dubai's top religious authorities say that stealing WiFi from your neighbor would not be proper Islamic conduct.

AP April 11, 2016 14:57:03 IST
'Stealing from neighbor not proper Islamic conduct': Dubai's Islamic authorities issue Islamic against WiFi theft

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai's top religious authorities say that stealing WiFi from your neighbor would not be proper Islamic conduct.

Stealing from neighbor not proper Islamic conduct Dubais Islamic authorities issue Islamic against WiFi theft

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That's according to a religious edict — known as a fatwa — from Dubai's Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department. It was posted online on the department's website on Monday as a response to a question asked by an anonymous reader.

The edict says: "There is nothing wrong in using the line if your neighbors allow you to do so, but if they'd don't allow you, you may not use it."

The fatwa matches others issued by other regional clerics in recent years.

Dubai's Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department answers a variety of online questions. They range from prayers and religious matters to modern issues like cosmetic surgeries and illegally downloading movies.

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