Praise be to Allaah.
2, 4) Fiddling medical bills, leave and timings.
says (interpretation of the meaning):
“Verily, Allaah commands that you should render back the trusts
to those, to whom they are due; and that when you judge between men, you judge
with justice. Verily, how excellent is the teaching which He (Allaah) gives
you! Truly, Allaah is Ever All-Hearer, All-Seer” [al-Nisaa’ 4:58]
you who believe! Betray not Allaah and His Messenger, nor betray knowingly your
Amaanaat (things entrusted to you, and all the duties which Allaah has ordained
for you)” [al-Anfaal 8:27]
these aayaat there is the command to fulfil all kinds of trusts which people
may be given. Fulfilling trusts and carrying them out properly is one of the
greatest signs of faith.
It was reported in al-Saheehayn from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with
him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) said: “The signs of the munaafiq (hypocrite) are three: when he
speaks, he lies; when he makes a promise, he breaks it; and when he is entrusted
with something he betrays that trust.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, no. 32; Muslim, no. 89).
According to a report narrated by Muslim (no. 90), “Even if he fasts and prays
and claims that he is a Muslim.”
This indicates that betrayal
is a characteristic of the hypocrites. In al-Musnad
it was narrated from Anas that the Prophet (peace
and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There is no eemaan (faith) for the
one who cannot be trusted and there is no religion for the one who does not
keep his promise.” (Musnad
al-Imaam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, no. 11935).
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to pray: “Allaahumma
inni a’oodhu bika min al-joo’i fa innahu bi’s al-dajee’, wa a’oodhi bika min
al-khiyaanah fa innahaa bi’sat il-bitaanah (O Allaah, I seek refuge
with You from hunger, for it is the worst of bedfellows, and I seek refuge with
You from betrayal, for it is the worst of companions).”
(Narrated by al-Nasaa’i, no.
5373; Abu Dawood, no. 1323; Ibn Maajah, 3345. Al-Albaani said, it is hasan saheeh.
Saheeh Sunan al-Nasaa’i, 3/1112).
ibn Mihraan said: “Three things are to be fulfilled for the righteous and impious
alike: trust, promises and the upholding of family ties.”
it is obligatory for an employee to remember that his Lord is always watching
and to fulfil the trust of his work honestly, sincerely and carefully, so that
his conscience will be clear, his earnings will be good (halaal) and his Lord
will be pleased with him.
you have mentioned about fiddling (with medical expenses, etc.) is a form of
cheating, deception and betrayal which is not appropriate. “A believer may have
any (bad) qualities apart from treachery and lying.” (Narrated
by Imaam Ahmad, no. 21149, from the marfoo’ hadeeth of Abu Umaamah may Allaah
be pleased with him).
it is not permissible for you to manipulate the timings of your attendance at
work, or to take sick leave when you are not sick, or to ask for things to which
you are not entitled by giving false proof. All of that is haraam according
to Islam, and is acting like the hypocrites. The fact that your boss or superior
takes the matter lightly is not an acceptable excuse for doing something haraam.
And Allaah knows best.
With regard to neckties, please see Question # 1399
With regard to praying wearing trousers or pants. If they are concealing and
loose, not tight, then it is OK to pray in them. It is better to wear a shirt
over them which covers the area from the navel to the knee and comes down to
mid-calf or to the ankles, because that is more concealing.
With regard to the beard, it is obligatory
to leave it alone and let it grow, in obedience to the command of the Messenger
of Allaah, and ignore what they say. Whoever gives up something for the sake
of Allaah, Allaah will compensate him with something better than it. And Allaah