Manager creating a position for a person he likes in the company

Q: If a manager creates a position to do some work in a company (in which he is employed) when he knows that there is no need for such work, and appoints a person he likes or favours on this position, and the appointed person knows all this (what the manager has done), will the appointed persons salary be halal or haram although he is doing what is stipulated in his contract?

A: If the employers are happy to keep the person in this position, then it is their prerogative and his salary will be halaal if he is doing a halaal work.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)