Getting paid for an absent day

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: If I took leave on some working day of job and the HR/admin has mistakenly updated that I was present at that day in online system and the HR has asked me to sign on that day and I also signed forgetfully that I was absent that day in confusion, then only I realized that I have made a mistake. Now, that day’s salary will be haraam or halaal for me? I asked HR to change the present as absent but he said it is not possible now. What should I do? Can I work on compensatory working days without any extra pay and make that up?


A: The salary will obviously not be halaal.

If the company allows this then it is permissible.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)