Employee doing personal work during work time

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I work in a canteen. I sell whatever the owner brings. Can I sell few things like biscuits that I buy from my money and sell it without letting them know to increase my income.


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A: It is not permissible for you to do your own business in the time they have employed you.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)