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Nasihah (Advice): Verbal trusts


Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “If a man says something and then departs, it is a trust.” (meaning the information should not be divulged in a manner he would not consent to.) (Abu Dawood)




Question and Answer:


  1. Mufti Saheb, I am currently employed as a doctor at a private hospital. My working hours are from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. If I finish my work early, can I leave before 4:00 PM?


(Question published as received)



  1. In an Ijaarah contract (employment contract), an employee is employed in accordance to the terms and conditions of the contract. Hence, if the terms and conditions of the contract as a doctor was to work from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, and one arrives later than 9:30 AM or leaves earlier than 4:00 PM, it will be considered as a breach of contract.

However, if the terms and conditions of the contract is to complete an allotted amount of duties of the day after which one can leave, it will be permissible to leave before time.

Therefore, it is best for one to clarify this matter with one’s administration.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best


Mufti Ismaeel Bassa



Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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