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Speak Graciously to Your Boss

Somebody outwardly speaks respectfully to his boss and gives him presents, but inwardly hates doing so and wishes that someone else were in his place. Is this hypocrisy? Despite his aversion to being subordinate, the boss does happen to be someone of noble character.

In the Name of Allaah and All praise is for Allaah. This person should be sincere in his dealings, sincere in speaking to his boss, and sincere in supplicating for him. But he should desist from giving him presents, as this may in some situations be equivalent to giving a bribe. Nevertheless, he should pray for his boss at the end of Salah and ask Allaah to help him fulfil his trust. The believer is the mirror of his brother, so beware of hypocrisy and bribery. Speaking kind and gracious words is good and admirable, words that signify a sincere concern for the person being spoken to.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 8 Page 103
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