All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

We implore Almighty Allah to help us while we serve this religion and guide us all to the right path.

We are thoroughly displeased with many Muslims who are fascinated with these worldly matters and those who overlook the rights of an employee. There are serious matters that are usually not joked with in Islam, let alone the rights of friendship.

When an employee faces mistreatment from his employer, there is nothing to do but to be patient and to endure this until Allah brings a proper way out. Allah has guaranteed those who are patient that He will give them reward without measure. He, the Almighty, says, “Indeed, the patient will be given their reward without account.” (Az-Zumar, 39:10) Allah tells us that patience and piety make a person’s condition better. This is portrayed in the life happening of Prophet Yusuf (Joseph). As he was patient, Allah brought him to a position of power and strength. Allah says,

“Verily, he who fears Allah with obedience to Him (by abstaining from sins and evil deeds, and by performing righteous good deeds), and is patient, then surely, Allah makes not the reward of the good doers to be lost.” (Yusuf 12:90)

Also, Allah has connected success to patience and piety, therefore the believers should understand that. Allah says,

O you who believe! Endure and be more patient (than your enemy), and guard your territory by stationing army units permanently at the places from where the enemy can attack you, and fear Allah, so that you may be successful.” (Al ‘Imran 3:200)

Anyone in these shoes should find other halal means of income, including searching for a suitable job by another company. Allah will surely help you as long as you search for halal income to provide for your family. Until you get a suitable job, it is advisable to speak to one of your employer’s friends who can admonish him on how to treat his employees in a moral and respectful way.

However, in whatever way this employer deals with you, you are not supposed to be negligent in your work nor wrong your employer. We, as Muslims, do not pay a bad deed with a bad deed, but with a good deed as Allah has said,

The good deed and the evil deed are not alike. Repel the evil deed with one which is better, then lo! he, between whom and thee there was enmity (will become) as though he was a bosom friend.” (Fussilat, 41:34)

Be sure that Allah will reward your endurance with double folds of reward in the hereafter, as He says, “Indeed, the patient will be given their reward without account.” (Az-Zumar, 39:10)
You are also advised to seek the help of local imam, good friends, etc. You should earnestly resort to Allah in duaa’ seeking His help and assistance.

May Allah guide all of us to what pleases Him!