Q: Is it permissible to work as a checkout/till operator in a big supermarket? Is my income Halaal? I have to handle Alchohol/Pork/Haraam Chicken and Beef to scan these items. I hold the very tips of the meat products so that I touch the least amount as possible. I have tried my best, my very very very best to look for alternative work but I just cannot find anything else. I ask Allaah to forgive me if I am doing wrong but this is the only success thatI have had job wise.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)