Disposing of Questionable Earnings


Some people deduct a small percentage of money from there wages each month to account for wasted time not working like, arriving late, chatting to colleagues when should be working, using mobile and internet and other non-work related things. I read in a Dawateislami book this is a good practice to do so you get rid of any questionable earnings.

My question is what does one do with this money they don’t want to keep? 

If someone works for a large organization then it can’t realistically be returned to the employer as this wouldn’t work, so who should they give it to?


Ideally it should be sent/ returned to the employer’s account or his company’s account, if not possible then should be given to a Shari faqeer (who is eligible to take zakat). 

Answered by: Mufti Sajid Attari

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