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Serving Pork Sausages as a Waiter

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Answered by: Maulana Mohammed Haroon Hussain

Question:

I wanted to ask if my money is haraam. I worked at a hospital where they have a restaurant.  I worked there as a waiter and brought people their food. But sometimes I also had to give them sausage which was pork. I didn’t have to give alcohol or other haraam things only sometimes pork.

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

Answer:

Your money is permissible. However, it is better to avoid such situations and do istighfaar for the delivery of haraam items. The scholars of our school had a difference of opinion regarding this matter1 and as such, it is best for Muslims not to get involved in transporting haraam products2. However, if you were to do so, your money would be permissible.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mohammed Haroon Hussain

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

1 قَالَ الزَّيْلَعِيُّ: وَهَذَا عِنْدَهُ وَقَالَا هُوَ مَكْرُوهٌ ” لِأَنَّهُ – عَلَيْهِ الصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ – «لَعَنَ فِي الْخَمْرِ عَشَرَةً وَعَدَّ مِنْهَا حَامِلَهَا» وَلَهُ أَنَّ الْإِجَارَةَ عَلَى الْحَمْلِ وَهُوَ لَيْسَ بِمَعْصِيَةٍ، وَلَا سَبَبَ لَهَا وَإِنَّمَا تَحْصُلُ الْمَعْصِيَةُ بِفِعْلِ فَاعِلٍ مُخْتَارٍ، وَلَيْسَ الشُّرْبُ مِنْ ضَرُورَاتِ الْحَمْلِ، لِأَنَّ حَمْلَهَا قَدْ يَكُونُ لِلْإِرَاقَةِ أَوْ لِلتَّخْلِيلِ، فَصَارَ كَمَا إذَا اسْتَأْجَرَهُ لِعَصْرِ الْعِنَبِ أَوْ قَطْعِهِ وَالْحَدِيثُ مَحْمُولٌ عَلَى الْحَمْلِ الْمَقْرُونِ بِقَصْدِ الْمَعْصِيَةِ اهـ زَادَ فِي النِّهَايَةِ وَهَذَا قِيَاسٌ وَقَوْلُهُمَا اسْتِحْسَانٌ، ثُمَّ قَالَ الزَّيْلَعِيُّ: وَعَلَى هَذَا الْخِلَافِ لَوْ آجَرَهُ دَابَّةً لِيَنْقُلَ عَلَيْهَا الْخَمْرَ أَوْ آجَرَهُ نَفْسَهُ لِيَرْعَى لَهُ الْخَنَازِيرَ يَطِيبُ لَهُ الْأَجْرُ عِنْدَهُ وَعِنْدَهُمَا يُكْرَهُ.

رد المحتار – جلد 10 – ص 18 – كتاب الحظر والاباحة – فصل في البيع – دار الحديث القاهرة

2 وَإِذَا اسْتَأْجَرَ الذِّمِّيُّ مُسْلِمًا لِيَحْمِلَ لَهُ مَيْتَةً أَوَدَمًا يَجُوزُ عِنْدَهُمْ جَمِيعًا وَلَوْ اسْتَأْجَرَ ذِمِّيٌّ مِنْ ذِمِّيٍّ بَيْتًا يُصَلِّي فِيهِ لَا يَجُوزُ وَلَوْ اسْتَأْجَرَ مُسْلِمًا لِيَرْعَى لَهُ الْخَنَازِيرَ يَجِبُ أَنْ يَكُونَ عَلَى الْخِلَافِ كَمَا فِي الْخَمْرِ وَلَوْ اسْتَأْجَرَهُ لِيَبِيعَ لَهُ مَيْتَةً لَمْ يَجُزْ هَكَذَا فِي الذَّخِيرَةِ

 الفتاوى الهندية – جلد 4 – ص 509 – كتاب الاجارة – الباب السادس عشر – دار الكتب العلمية

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