Accepting fuel allowance for a month from a company even if one does not require it

Q: If a person is under employment (working for someone) and fuel allowance is also included in the contract (given in cash), however, if a month/week comes wherein the employee has enough fuel in the vehicle and therefore, for that particular month/week, he feels that he doesn’t need the fuel, should he still accept the cash or not, because it is in the contract? 

A: If the understanding with the company is that the allowance is given irrespective of whether you used it or not, you can accept it. 

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)