“Taking advantage of the Wi-Fi service illegally or without the knowledge of other beneficiaries or providers is not allowed,” said Ali Al Hakami, Gulf News reported.
“The clear permission of the beneficiary or the provider is a must. Any provider or user who pays money for the Wi-Fi service should be consulted before using it,” he added.
“When the Wi-Fi service is open such as in parks, malls, cafeterias, hotels and government departments, then there is no problem since it is meant to be used by the people or clients.”
Some people suggested that a fatwa is not needed and that it should just be common courtesy.
“We do not need a religious edict to pinpoint such basic things,” one user commented. “Private property should remain private, especially [since] the owner paid money for the services. Nobody should just take advantage.”
Other people have just passed it off that people should secure their networks better.