Stealing your neighbour's WiFi signals? It is immoral, says Islamic fatwa

The fatwa, or a religious edict, has been issued by Dubai's top religious authorities.

Updated: Apr 19, 2016, 12:22 PM IST
Stealing your neighbour's WiFi signals? It is immoral, says Islamic fatwa

Dubai: A new Islamic fatwa bars one from stealing his/her neighbour's WiFi signals.

The fatwa, or a religious edict, has been issued by Dubai's top religious authorities.

According to them, stealing neighbour's WiFi signals is not a proper Islamic conduct.

The religious edict issued by Dubai's Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department states: "There is nothing wrong in using the line if your neighbours allow you to do so, but if they'd don't allow you, you may not use it."

The fatwa is available online to read.

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.