Don’t delay salaries: Saudi Grand mufti

Pakistan worker in Saudi Aribia

news545d54f45fRIYADH: Delaying the payment of employees’ salaries will cause problems, which will affect their efficiency and lead to disruptive thoughts, the top Saudi scholar has warned.
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh said the job contract requires the employers to pay them the monthly pay. “It is an injustice to delay them and it will affect them and their families.”
Businessmen have to pay their salaries on time,” he said quoting a hadith of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): “Give the worker his wages before his sweat dries.” Al-Asheikh’s remarks came during his talk on a radio program in which he explained that the delay might worry workers and may lead to disruption of projects. He said this might give laborers justification for fraud and corruption, which would result in massive damage.
He warned officials against taking bribes, as it is a betrayal of trust, calling on them to fight it.
Al-Asheikh added that it harms the interests of the people and it brings injustice and confuses judges in pronouncing sentences.
He mentioned that the bribery is fighting the true faith, explaining that the Prophet cursed those who pay and accept bribes.
He asked Muslims not to be callers of misguidance and corruption, describing those who spread immorality as criminals who seek to harm Islamic communities.

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