What is the kaffara for unpaid wages?



1.We did not pay the amount to our maid even when she asked for, as it was the mid-month. She never returned.

2. I borrowed a person’s belonging ,when I wanted 2 return she already left the venue and I gave it to a needy person.pl advice.


Waalaykumussalam warahmatullah,

Even though payment was agreed to be given at the end of the month and it was only the middle of the month, nevertheless if the maid was leaving permanently then half the month’s payment should have been given, as that is the reasonable customary understanding in such cases. There is no kaffara for not doing so other than to try to make that payment reach the maid such as by money wire even if you incur a stiff wiring fee, or keep it in reserve for the time she comes back for it or for the time she asks for it.

As for the second question what you borrowed was not yours to give away, so you are still responsible to give it back or give back its value if and when requested from you or whenever possible for you to give back.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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