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Working as an Accountant in a Restaurant Bar and Lounge

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I work as an accountant in a restaurant bar and lounge where people have food as well as alcohol, is my earning halal or haram?


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

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

As an accountant, you are simply recording transactions. You are not exactly involved in the haraam dealings. Your income will be halaal. [1]

However, as Muslims we are aware to places of haraam, like haraam food and intoxicants. It is advisable to avoid being in such places or working for such companies.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Asim Patel 

Student Darul Iftaa
Venda, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



قلت: وقدمنا ثمة معزيا للنهر أن ما قامت المعصية بعينه يكره بيعه تحريما، وإلا فتنزيها، فليحفظ توفيقا (و) جاز تعمير كنيسة و (حمل خمر ذمي) بنفسه أو دابته (بأجر) لا عصرها لقيام المعصية بعينه الدر المختار شرح تنوير الأبصار وجامع البحار (ص: 661) دار الكتب العلمية


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