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Working as a Waiter and Sometimes Serving Pork

Answered by: Mufti Muhammad Asadullah Anwar Adam


I wanted to ask if my money is haram. 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 haram things only sometimes pork

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


In the Holy Qur’an Allah (SWA) has said:

“O people eat of what is permissible and good in the earth.” [1]

One should work in such an environment where his income is 100% halal. Two conditions need to be found to determine if the work is lawful or not;

The nature of the work is lawful if more than 50% of the income is halal.

Bearing all this in mind and taking into consideration your question we can conclude that working as a waiter for such a restaurant would entail earning more than 50% halal since you will be delivering mainly halal products. However, you should still make effort to look for a job which does not involve handling haram. In the meantime, to keep this job and work in such an environment would be permissible.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Mufti Muhammad Asadullah Anwar Adam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

[1][[Surah Baqarah Ayat 168]

{يأيها الناس كلوا مما في الارض حللا طيبا}

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