Unhappy with my current job

Q: I work for a company where the owner of two companies on the same premises is a Muslim. I am one single person running the one company as if it is my own ,the other company employs over 20 staff and some temporary staff. In the second company all the managers and staff are non-muslims,and they earn huge salaries some 3 to 4 times my salary. Last year the company purchased four new bakkies, a Mercedes and a car for the owners daughter. Now in February the company is on the verge of purchasing a 4x4 double cab bakkie and a new car for the daughter because she does not like to drive a manual vehicle so one of the reps will be driving her car as a company vehicle. For the past two years to current the company I am running makes so much business that it is paying the salaries of all the employees of the other company and all increase I get every year is R200 rand and 1/2 of it goes to TAX. I do not get over time, no lunch break. I start from 7 am to 17h30 sometimes until after six but my normal working hours is from 8h00 am to 16h30pm and on Friday suppose to work till 15h00pm. I do go for Jummah it works out to +/- 13.5 to 15 hour overtime per week, 60 hours per month. Not a single cent is being paid to me or a thank you. But the other company those staff get their overtime even if it is 10 minutes over. For 8 years I have been working like this, worst of it is the owner curses the staff by saying that we will not find any work some wear else. I have been trying to find other work but having difficulty. Many companies knows that people are desperate for work and what they are paying them is peanuts. There is no baraka in my earnings, month end it disappears into thin air like water sliding through my fingers. What dua can I recite for baraka in my rizq and sustenance and for a better job. I definitely must come out of here, especially where Muslims are involved in fitnah and fasaad and eat anything from any take away with out considering the Hahaal issues. I cannot be part of their collaborating in sin. Please advise urgently!


A: Be punctual on your five daily Salaah with jamaat in the Musjid and bring your life in conformity to the Sunnah of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. Guard your tongue as well as your eyes from committing sins at all times. Recite in abundance “Yaa Wahhaabu” after your five daily Salaah and sincerely make dua to Allah to bless you with a halaal source of income. 

And Allah Ta'ala knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)