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Can a manager be held responsible for the losses in a business?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. I work as a manager in a spare parts shop. My boss had put+/- 37,000 Kenyan shillings in a drawer below the counter. My boss told me to give it to his friend if he came to the shop. My boss’s friend did not come to the shop to collect it. Unfortunately, the shillings were stolen without my knowledge. My boss did not grant me leave that was Due to me and asked me to bear half the loss of the stolen shillings. As a manager, am I liable for it?


A. If your boss had left money in the drawer below the counter and had told you to give the money to his friend but was stolen in the interim, you will not be liable to bear the loss of the money that was stolen. Your boss will have to bear the loss of the money that was stolen.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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