I work for a store in a shopping centre and even though some stores with Muslim managers close for Jumua my boss has instructed me to remain open. There are only females in the store.Is the money he pays me haraam? If i didnt work during jumua time would the money i earn from him still be haraam?
For a muslim to keep his business open during the time of Jummah is
prohibited as Allah says in the Quraan ” Hasten to the remembrance of Allah
and leave off Business.” Allah also states ” … That which Allah has is
better than any past time or bargain and Allah is the best provider .”
From the above you can deduce that this time it is prohibited to do
business. If you are working for a non Muslim, then you should take your
lunch break at the time of Jummah, in that way making your earning Halaal.
And if you are working for Muslim, you should advise him accordingly and if
he does not heed your advice then you should take your break at the time of
Jummah, thus, validating you earnings.
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Shaykh Irshaad Amod
for: FATWA DEPT.