A worker taking money from the restaurant without the owner's knowledge
Q: My father works in a restaurant whose owner is a miserly man. Because of this, my father and a group of workers
take some food with them without the knowledge of the owner.
My father brings 3 kilos of meat home weekly. When I asked him about the reason for his act, he replied that the owner is very miserly and deals stingily with workers. As I am a student, is it Haram (unlawful) for me to eat from that food? Please, take note that this food remains in the house for 4 days, and it is all that we eat.
It is impermissible for you to eat the food which your father takes from the restaurant, regardless of the fact that the owner of the restaurant is miserly as your father described. (Part No. 22; Page No. 337) A worker is only entitled to his wage and other privileges that are lawfully permitted to him as stipulated in the contract. Consequently, you are not permitted to eat from the food your father steals from the restaurant, for the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
The Muslim is inviolable for his Muslim brother, as for his blood, wealth, and honor.
Muslim in his Sahih.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.