Pearl of Wisdom

'A rich man, clad in a clean robe, once came to the Prophet (SAWA) and sat near the Prophet (SAWA). Then a poor man clad in dirty clothes came and sat next to the rich man, at which the rich man grabbed his clothes from under his thighs. So the Prophet (SAWA) asked him, 'Do you fear that some of his poverty will rub off onto you?!' so he replied, 'No.' Then he asked, 'Then perhaps you fear that some of your riches will fall upon him?!' to which he replied, 'No.' So he asked, 'Then do you fear that he will make your clothes dirty?!' to which he again replied no. So the Prophet (SAWA) asked him, 'Then what made you do what you just did?' to which he replied [remorsefully], ?O Prophet of Allah, verily I have an associate [i.e. Satan] who embellishes every ugly act to me, and who makes every good act appear ugly to me. Indeed I will give him [the poor man] half my wealth!' So the Prophet (SAWA) asked the poor man, 'Do you accept it?' and he replied, 'No', so the rich man exclaimed, 'But why not?!' so he replied, 'I fear that the same thing that has affected him will affect me!'

Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 262, no. 11

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Question : #414 Category: Miscellaneous
Subject: Govt blocking sites
Question: salam alaikum,
i m frm oman n govt over here hav blocked some sites eg skype n internet phone calls sites.but if v use site crackers v can use those sites so is it alowed 2 use.
Answer: It is not permissible as such, as it is considered a deception and breach of an implied trust given to them (Oman Govt) on entry or on reception of a residency permit for their country, since the prohibition of deception and breach of trust is with regard to anyone.

If their (Oman Govt) purpose behind the blocked site is to prevent the enjoining in good and forbidding in evil, then it is permissible to undertake measures as noted in the question.

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