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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.

Bismillaah

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)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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