Q: What is the Islamic ruling on an employee that does remunerative private work during his working hours for his employer? Are these earnings, both salary and private work halaal? If the employee takes time off that his employer does not approve of or is not aware of, does the salary earned become haraam?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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.