Punishment for stealing labour.
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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
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Please tell me even after giving prompt payments to labours they are stealing things and doing trecherous things and making the company loss. What is the punishment for them as per islamic law.
1) let them go Allah will punish them.
2) catch and hand over to law and justice.
3) catch and beat them in public.
thanks for your proper reply,
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Punishment for stealing labour
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Under any circumstance, an individual living in a righteous Islamic State does not have the right to beat or punish another in public by themselves, even if the other party is guilty of a crime as severe as theft.
If one has evidence that one’s employees are stealing from them, one has the right to hand over the evidence and the guilty employees to the authorities of the land, and expect them to prosecute the guilty to the full extent of the law.
Regardless of whether the people who are at guilt are prosecuted and punished by the law of the land, or they get away with their crime…..if they die in a state whereby they do not turn back unto their Lord Creator and seek sincere repentance for their crime, they shall have a severe accounting for their crime in the Presence of their Lord on that Tumultuous and Inevitable Day of Judgment.
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