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Is it Haram to Work in a Restaurant that Serves Pork

Answered by: Maulana Yusuf Khan

Question:

Is it haram to work in a restaurant that serves pork?

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

Answer:

Working in a restaurant that serves pork is not permissible as you are a part of a system that assists in haram. Furthermore, when or if you are directly serving haram that is impermissible due to the legal maxim ‘whatever is haram to take is haram to give. [1]

The only time it is permissible to work in such a place is if that is the only place of earning money and there is no other avenue of income. Due to the legal maxim ‘necessity legalise prohibitions’. [2]

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Yusuf Khan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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