Wednesday | 21 February 2024 | 11 Shabaan 1445

Fatwa Answer

Question ID: 752 Category: Permissible and Impermissible
Lying to Employer


My employer are undergoing a process where they will be changing everyone’s shift. 

Alhamdulillah, I have been doing a shift where I get Fri/Sat/Sun off for almost 4 years.

The employer states unless there is a good reason then they may consider giving, or adjusting our shift accordingly. I can get medical documentation to confirm, I am an unpaid carer for my grandmother who has dementia, and I care for her during weekends.

This is not true to a small extent. I just help occasionally by taking her up/downstairs as she can’t think for herself, and she can’t walk by herself. 

Is it permissible to be dishonest to my employer on this occasion in order to retain my original shift, and so my life outside work is not unbalanced. The documentation would be legitimate.

Finally, we do perform Jummah at work, but it’s done very casually, and quickly. I have done this once before too.

Let me know.

الجواب وبالله التوفيق

As per the situation described in your question, it is impermissible and haram to get a false certificate from the doctor for the fulfillment of your personal aims or needs. The Islamic Shari‘ah has considered lying as a sign of a munafiq(hypocrite). It is impermissible for you to get such a certificate.

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