The Ruling on an Employee Leaving Before the Work Hours End Without Permission
Shaikh Bin Baz (may Allah have mercy upon him) was asked:
“The listener asks saying: A man is an employee. However, during the end [of his work day] he does not have any work, so he leaves before the work hours end, especially in Ramadan. Sometimes in other than Ramadan we leave for field work and we return before Dhuhr. Then we leave to our houses. Is this allowed?”
“It is not allowed. Rather he should remain until the work hours end except with the permission of the manager/authority who he returns to. Otherwise it is obligatory for him to remain. Some new work may come and he (the manager) may need him. It is obligatory for every employee to remain in his work until the work hours end except with permission of the state or the manager/authority who is responsible [over him]”. End translation. [Noor ‘ala Darb (19/270)]
Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan
Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen was asked:
Oh Virtuous Shaikh, May Allah preserve you [this was before the Shaikh’s death, may Allah have mercy upon him]. [What is the ruling] in regards to a teacher leaving early after finishing fifth or sixth period after completing all his scheduled classes for the day, even though period six and seven remain in the school day?
“This is according to the system of the school. If the system prevents him from leaving except at the end of the school day, then it is a must for him to stay, even if he does not have work. If the system allows him to leave after he completes his classes, then he can leave”.
[Fataawa Noor ‘ala Darb no. 640]
Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan