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Islamic authorities in Dubai issue fatwa against WiFi theft

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

That is according to a religious edict - known as a fatwa - from Dubai's Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department.

It was posted online on the department's website as a response to a question asked by an anonymous reader.

The edict says: "There is nothing wrong in using the line if your neighbours allow you to do so, but if they 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 and 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.


From Belfast Telegraph