Employer forgetting to pay the employee

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Q: I am working as a madressa aapa. The person who employed me is old and sometimes forgets to pay me for up to 3 months. I don’t mind, and when he does sometimes he forgets a month etc. Someone told me that he will be held accountable on the Day of Judgement which I don’t want as he is old and forgetful and also like a father figure to me. Do I just make duaa and ask Allah not to hold him accountable.


A: If you forgive him and make du`aa for him then Allah will forgive him.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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