Printing personal work using the office printer

Q: I used to print my personal stuff from the office printer as everyone else also did. It is okay to print some amount but I took it too far and printed too much and now I feel guilty. Can I ask my boss if I can print personal things but actually the permission is for things I previously printed or should I confess? I also did this in my previous job. I want to repent properly. 

A: Inform them that you had printed over and above the amount allowed and if they forgive you, then it will be fine. Otherwise, you should pay them for the items you printed without their permission. In future, you should not print any personal material without their permission.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)