Government taxes

Q: In a country that the government usurps the wealth of the citizens under the guise of taxes and misappropriates and plunders the coffers unlawfully. Is it permissible to manipulate business documents by lying to these thieves? Is practising ooplang also a form of lying and a sin? If I have an opinion of not paying a cent to this type of government will I be in error? You answer will be appreciated. May Allah reward you.

A: To save yourself from injustice is permissible.

As above.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)