Keeping Employee’s First Week Pay

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Q: Salaams, Some companies have a practice of keeping an employee’s first week’s salary. They do not pay this until the employee resigns or is terminated. what is the Islamic view on such practice?

A: Wa alaikum As Salaam,

This practice is unIslamic. When one performs a job/service, then he must be paid his wages in full at a time when salaries are normally paid to employees. There is no justifiable reason for this practice, and Muslim owned companies must not adopt this practice.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.


This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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