I am of the view that lying can and should never be
condoned. Hence I must say that your course of action was not appropriate.
However, I feel that your attempt to avoid those
uncomfortable circumstances was justified. You should have tried to come up with
a better way of avoiding that environment. You have experienced yourself that
one lie takes you to another one – a process which goes on and on. But if you
think that staying in that environment might have led you into doing something
even more sinful or inappropriate, then it could be argued that you had no other
course of action. In such a case, you need not to be too harsh on yourself.
I recommend that you do not try to produce fake
certificates and somehow try to ignore the requests from the accounts
department. There is a difference, I believe, between lying and not volunteering
information. So, if they ask you again, just say that you cannot provide those
Had you asked us earlier, we would have perhaps recommended
some other course of action for your earlier approach about avoiding this
manager. Since that cannot be changed, you should pray sincerely that Allah may
forgive you and make things easier for you in future.