can i hack? snoop? spy? peek? snitch?

Q:
ASA,
1) Islamically, does a person have the right to hack into someones computer and 2)what should you do if you think they are?

Time: Wednesday December 30, 2009 at 2:29 pm

A: 1)   وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته

kindly read this and this for the first part of our response to the first part of your question.

A:2)

To merely ‘think’ someone is hacking is not sufficient proof in Islam. In Islam, you need concrete evidence to substantiate your claim.

If you have a ‘professional hacker’ that insists on taking away your privacy, then have your email address changed and conduct matters that are personal to you from a separate location without the hacker knowing of your new personal email/pass-codes/computer of use, etc.  Do not let him/er know of your new email, computer, etc.

Experience has shown that confrontation could prove counterproductive. It could even lead to the perpetrator to becoming adamant regarding their ill doings. In Islam, the accuser (in this case you) must provide witnesses or evidence to the claim being made pertaining to the accusation.

The snoopy hacker is sinful. If s/he is spying on a person’s privacy without a sharia and/or state based warrant, then they are violating the rules of Quran, hadtih and local laws. This is a sin.

Allah Certainly Knows Best.

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