Is It Permissible to Say I’m Delivering Using a Bicycle Even Though I’m Using a Car?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


Is it haram for me to say I’m delivering using a bicycle even though I am using a car to make the deliveries to avoid paying for insurance?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

It would be impermissible for you to say you are using a car and you are actually using a bicycle. This is an outright lie. Find other ways to get cheaper insurance and pray to Allah Most High with a Prayer of Need and continuous duas and blessings in your sustenance (rizq).

Beware of Telling Lies About Small Things

Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (Allah be pleased with him)reported, My mother called me one day while the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) was seated in our house. She said, “Come here, and I will give you.” The Prophet said to her, “What do you want to give him?” She said, “I will give him a date.” The Prophet said, “If you had not given him anything, it would have been recorded against you as a lie.” [Abu Dawud]

Believers are Honest, and Sinners are Deceitful

Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) reported the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “The believer is innocently generous, and the wicked one is deceitfully malicious.” [Tirmidhi]

Check these links:
How Does One Perform The Prayer Of Need (salat al-haja)? – SeekersGuidance
Provision and Work: A Reader –
(6) 105 – On Lying – Birgivi’s The Path of Muhammad Explained – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani – YouTube
(6) 106c – Lying: Permissble Lying – Birgivi’s The Path of Muhammad Explained – YouTube

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I pray this helps with your question.

[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied within UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan and Turkey.

He started his early education in UK. He went onto complete hifz of Qur’an in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in UK where he studied the secular and Alimiyyah sciences. He then travelled to Karachi, Pakistan.

He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Qur’an, Tajwid, Fiqh and many other Islamic sciences to both children and adults onsite and online extensively in UK and Ireland. He was teaching at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences.

He currently resides in UK with his wife. His personal interest is love of books and gardening.