social media star #SondosAlqattan
caused outrage after she complained about #Filipino #workers
getting a day off and not surrendering their #passports
(peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Your brothers are your responsibility. #Allah
has made them under your hands. So whosoever has a brother under his hand, let him give him food as he eats and dress as he dresses. Do not give them work that will overburden them and if you give them such task then provide them assistance” (Al-Bukhari)
workers in #arab #countries
are treated #inhumanely
This goes completely against the #teachings
and fair dealings are basic values of Islam and they must be always emphasized. No peace and harmony in the society can exist without justice. Justice should be done to all people. What is justice?
There are two words used for justice in the Qur’an: al-`adl and al-qist. `Adl is to follow the balanced way, neither going to one extreme nor to another, neither extravagance nor negligence. Qist means to recognize that every person and everything in this world has some rights. To give everyone his, her or its dues is justice. Injustice is to deprive others their dues.
All agreements, whether oral or written, must be clear and transparent. The agreements must be just and lawful. Employees should know their duties and responsibilities and they should be told their rights in terms of vacations, leaves, compensations, etc. Allah says in the #Qur
’an, “O you, who believe, fulfill your contracts.” (Al-Ma’idah 5:1) The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Muslims must abide by their agreements, unless there is an agreement that makes halal what is haram or makes haram what is halal.” (At-Tirmidhi)
This means that illegal terms and conditions are not valid under Islamic law. It is the duty of both the employers and the employees to fulfill their agreements to the best of their capacities.
The workers should be treated with dignity and Workers are our brothers and sisters. They are our helpers. We need them; we depend on them for many things that we cannot do for ourselves. Workers should not be given work beyond their capacity.