Advising a sinner

Q 2: Most workers smoke cigarettes and I notice that some of them are negligent of Salah (Prayer) while I do not know whether they perform it at their homes or not; am I considered a sinner for not forbidding them to smoke and neglect Salah? Is it Halal to earn a living by employing those workers?

A: It is impermissible to be negative towards these workers. The person who is responsible for them should forbid them to smoke and neglect Salah. This person should threaten them that they will be returned to their homelands - if they are from outside the country -, their contracts will be canceled, and their accounts will be settled if they do not give up this Munkar (that which is unacceptable or disapproved of by Islamic law and Muslims of sound intellect). (Part No. 12; Page No. 342) Otherwise, the importer in question is considered a sinner just like them because of acknowledging the Munkar despite his ability to remove it as we have mentioned above.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.