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Ruling in regards to working or using InstaCart?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham


Answered by:  Maulana Tahsin Alam​


Question:


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah


What do the respected ‘ulama think about InstaCart?


Answer:


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


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


Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh


“Instacart is an American technology company valued at nearly $8 billion that operates as a same-day grocery delivery and pick-up service in the U.S. and Canada. Customers shop for groceries through the Instacart mobile app or Instacart.com from the company’s more than 300 national, regional and local retailer partners. The order is shipped and delivered by an Instacart personal shopper. Up until the end of 2017, Instacart only had operations and services in the United States.”[1]


It will be permissible to use such a service, as well as starting employment with them.


 


Only Allāh Ta’ālā knows best


Written by Maulana Tahsin Alam


Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


Dārul Iftā Birmingham


 


 



[1] Instacart, Craft, last visited 6th September 2019, https://craft.co/instacart.


 


This answer was collected from DarulIftaBirmingham.co.uk, which is run under the supervision of Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah from the United Kingdom.

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