Tenant intending to open up a liquor store

Q: I have recently built a shopping center and I have acquired a chain store as my tenant on the same premises. I have two other smaller stores one being occupied and the other vacant the tenant has requested that we lease out the other store to them to open up their own liquor store. Is it  permissible to have them as my tenant and to collect the rent is this allowed in Islam?


A: Try your best to refuse him from opening up a liquor store.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

وَتَعاوَنوا عَلَى البِرِّ وَالتَّقوى وَلا تَعاوَنوا عَلَى الإِثمِ وَالعُدوان

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)