DUBAI – The Grand Mufti at the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai, has released a Fatwa according to which spying on husband’s phone is Haram (forbidden act).
Dr Ali Ahmed Mashael said: “Spying or checking on somebody else’s phone without permission is committing a forbidden act.”
As per an Emirates247.com report, Dr Ali asked Muslims to avoid indulging themselves in things like this as “Islam had already deprived such misconducts even before human ordinances came into being. Religious instructions precede human laws.”
A recent study in the United Kingdom (UK) states that every 1 in 10 women spies on their spouse’s phone.
In the year 2012, a woman in Ajman, UAE, was charged for snooping on her husband’s phone. The woman, who was in her thirties, is set to pay a hefty fine. But that’s not all, as she will also be deported for committing that offence.
Reports have not stated how much fine will be imposed but according to existing laws, it is expected to be somewhere between Dh 300,000 (PKR 0.6 million) to Dh 500,000 (PKR 10.4 million).
Seeing this practice becoming common, Dubai’s Grand Mufti also chimed in and declared that this behaviour is Haram.