Domestic maid who is absent for two months

Q: I have a part time maid working at my house. I have fixed a monthly salary with her agreement. I don’t cut her pay if she takes off if she is sick or if I don’t call her for a day or two. But if she travels for 2 months to meet her family, am I obliged to pay her for those months or not, we don’t have any contract and she travels on her own expenses. Are there any other rules of shariah related to pert time help that we should know of? She attends to three different homes daily.


A: If she did not work for two months you do not have to pay her.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)