Praise be to Allaah.
The fines that are imposed on people for breaking the traffic
rules are regarded as a kind of ta’zeer (disciplinary punishment) in the
form of a financial penalty.
There is a difference of opinion among the scholars as to
whether that is permissible.
What Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah and his student Ibn
al-Qayyim suggested was that it is permissible because of a great deal of
shar’i evidence to that effect.
See: Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (28/109); al-Turuq
al-Hukamiyyah, p. 386.
This has been discussed previously in the answers to
questions 21900 and
Based on that, it is not permissible for anyone who has
committed any kind of traffic infraction to evade paying the resulting
In one of the statements of the Islamic Fiqh Council it says:
The public interest dictates that there should be some deterrent
regulations, one of which is financial penalties for the one who commits an
infraction against these traffic rules and regulations, so as to deter those
who put people's safety at risk on the streets and in marketplaces, such as
those who drive vehicles or any other means of transportations, on the basis
of the hisbah rulings. End quote.
It is well known that the traffic regulations forbid parking
cars in certain places so as to prevent accidents or crowding, or to serve
other purposes, so it is essential to follow the system so as to protect the
safety of all.
Determining whether or not harm is caused by parking in this
place is not something to be decided by individuals; rather it is to be
decided by the people in charge of these affairs.
The one who goes against those regulations and has a fine
imposed on him is not permitted to try to evade it, because it is a punishment that is imposed on him rightfully.
And Allaah knows best.