Permissibility of eating in a restaurant where liquor is served.

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A family member owns a restaurant where they sell alcohol and allows customers to drink there. Is it permissible to sit in such a restaurant and eat? 


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is not permissible for a Muslim to sell or serve alcohol in his restaurant. Furthermore, it does not behave a Muslim to eat in such a restaurant, irrespective of the restaurant being owned by a family member or anyone else.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Immad Bin Arshad

Student Darul Iftaa
California, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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