Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s WiFi. Dubai’s Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department has issue a fatwa or religious edict that using WiFi from your neighbor without permission is unIslamic. The common practice is a sinful act of stealing according to the Islamic experts, even if the neighbor has not locked out other users.
The Department explained that “There is nothing wrong in using the line if your neighbors allow you to do so, but if they’d don’t allow you, you may not use it.”
It is not clear what the penalty will be for WiFi used under the medieval Sharia religious law system used in Muslim countries.
In ISIS areas, the penalty of even using WiFi can be death after the group banned the use of WiFI outside of Internet parlors in Raqqa to protect against Western influence or subversion.