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Transporting non-Muslims

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mahmoodiyah

Question:

We drive taxi. As we know that on the weekend (especially Friday and Saturday night) 99% passengers go to bars and casino. Is it permissible to pick up those passengers from their homes and drop them to Bars and Casino?  Secondly we get the money in tips. As we know that the money they have get it from gambling etc. Do we allow getting this money as tips?


Answer:

 

                  

 

It is permissible for a Muslim to sell an item to a non-Muslim in an un-Islamic state or to accept a gift from him or to work for him in lieu of a wage even though his (non-Muslim’s) income is derived through unlawful means such as interest, gambling etc.

Similarly, it is permissible for a Muslim to transport a non-Muslim to which ever place he wishes to go, even if it may be a casino or bar etc., as he enters these places on his own accord and one cannot apply the rules of Shari’ah on a non-Muslim residing in an un-Islamic state. However, in a case where the passenger is a Muslim and it is known that he wishes to go to such places, than it would be better not to transport him to such places.  (Imdaadul Ahkaam, Vol. 4, Page 386)

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah

Springs

10 March 2005

29 Muharram 1426

This answer was collected in 2012 from the website of Jameah Mahmoodiyah, South Africa. The original website no longer exists.

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