Fatwa: # 40232
Category: Business Matters
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 16th November 2018


Should I recompense my employer for the time I used to leave early from work?


i have recently ben inflicted with a unknown health condition which no one can diagnose. Im reflctin back on my life to assess what i have done wrong. One area i have been lazy in is doing all my work hours in employment. I know that i have at times not done the full working hours per week for employers. If there is no work i left a little early and on juma we normaly take longer break and leave work same time. I am really concerned that this issue maybe why i have been inflicted with this unknown condition. I have repented and done tauba and i am in contact with all the companies i have worked for and tried to explain to them that I owe them some money. I cant remember exactly how many hours short i have been doing but i am taking an average of 2 per week and informing the companies to work out the bill and i will pay you.

is this the right thing to do?

if i cant find the company or they cant sort it out now, what do i do?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

We make dua that Allah grants you courage and shifaa. Aameen.

Your attitude to contact the company is correct. Do what is in your means to fulfil the shortfall of your employer.[1]

Also turn to Allah with dua, salaatul haajah and zikr. Adopt all possible means to cure yourself. Be positive and hopeful.

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



الدر المختار شرح تنوير الأبصار وجامع البحار (ص: 583)

وليس للخاص أن يعمل لغيره، ولو عمل نقص من أجرته بقدر ما عمل.


التجريد للقدوري (7/ 3338)

إذا أسلم الأجير الخاص نفسه ولم يعمل استحق الأجر


مرشد الحيران إلى معرفة أحوال الإنسان (ص: 80)

ليس للأجير الخاص أن يعمل في مدة الإجارة لغير مستأجره وإن عمل للغير ينقص من الأجر بقدر ما عمله وليس له أن يشتغل بشيء آخر سوى المكتوبة حتى لا يصلي النافلة.


الدر المختار شرح تنوير الأبصار وجامع البحار (ص: 583)

وهو الاجير (الخاص) ويسمى أجير واحد (وهو من يعمل لواحد عملا مؤقتا

بالتخصيص ويستحق الاجر بتسليم نفسه في المدة وإن لم يعمل كمن استؤجر شهرا

للخدمة أو) شهرا (لرعي الغنم) المسمى بأجر مسمى


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