What Is the Balance Between Justice and Forgiveness in Business?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Asslamu Alaykum I work at a for-profit organization. Suppliers and business partners sometimes do not meet their commitment (for example do not deliver on agreed timelines), even when the agreement is clearly written down and agreed upon. Islam calls for forgiveness and extols the virtues of forgiveness. But, Islam […]

Seeking nearness to Allah, the ultimate aim in our worldly work

“Therefore, when you wish to go to your market or do something for your livelihood, or take up a craft or become an agent (wakālah) or engage in some other vocations in order to seek the licit and to imitate the practice of Allāh’s Messenger—Allāh bless him and grant him peace—and to seek recompense (thawāb) for yourself and your dependents, […]

Is It Permissible for Me to Accept Hourly Wages for Time That I Don’t Spend Working?

Answered by Sidi Faraz A. Khan Question: I work part time as I am also a student. During the assignments, there is always a period in which I am not doing any work, as I always finish assignments early. I usually just check email, surf online, etc. The company rule is that as long as […]

Key Principles in Financial Transactions: Honesty & Dealing With Excellence

Answered by Ustadh Faraz A. Khan Question: I was being paid to work at a boat launch to educate people about invasive species in the lakes by going through a survey with them. Some days, I did not work there, and my mother filled in for me as a substitute. She put the hours that […]