Returning a portion of one’s salary due to coming late to madrasah

Q: I have been teaching in a maktab for a few years اَلْحَمْدُالَّله. However I have been late a couple a times over the years. I didn’t keep record of the times I was late. I feel guilty for this khiyanat I have made. I tried to estimate the time and I calculated an approximate amount. I now want to pay back the jamaat. The issue is the jamaat doesn’t want to take back the amount saying that coming late occasionally can be overlooked. I am in the employ of the jamaat and sometimes if there is a ghusal of mayyit to be done during madrassa hours I do the ghusal. Mufti Saheb do I subtract that time from madrassa time too? What would be the ruling in my case.


A: The amount that you have come late, return that money into the general fund of the musjid. If the committee allows you to do this then you do not have to subtract this amount.

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



Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)