Preparing a fake certificate to get a higher degree

Q: My graduate admission requirements were to have DTE certified with experience. It was also said that the previous result and experience will be considered for selecting the students. I had good results but had no experience. So, I made a false experience certificate and got the admission. After that, I successfully completed my Bsc TE degree from university. Now, I want to pursue another degree where I need to submit my Bsc TE degree certificate as their requirements. So, is it permitted to get higher degree using previous certificates where I did make a false experience certificate to gain my Bsc degree?

A: If you are qualified enough and you can deliver what is required then these are all just procedures. However, Muslims should not engage in things that will bring embarrassment at some time of the other.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)