I am an Indian student studying in Canada. Here, in Canada it is hard to find halal jobs. So, many Muslim students are working in the gas station or subway at where lottery tickets and haram meat are sold. And here for international students it is very hard to get money from back home. So they have no any other option except to do these jobs. Is it permissible in Islam by any chance to work in a gas station which is selling lottery or haram meat? (2) And if someone has already earned some money from these jobs although he knew that it is haram, and after sometime if he left the job and wants to do taubah so what should he do with the money he earned from that job and already used?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.org

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1286/1020/D=11/1434)

(1) If all the work of gas station is of lottery and haram meat then it is not lawful to work there.
(2) Whatever money you have earned from unlawful employment whether they are available with you or spent, you calculate it and give that much amount to poor and needy ones without the intention of reward. If you are unable to pay it once then you may pay it in small instalments as well as keep on doing taubah and istighfar.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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