Eating in a restaurant wherein alcohol is served

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Can one eat in a restaurant like ocean basket that sells liquor. Can one order take away from a restaurant that sells liquor like ocean basket?


A: It is impermissible for a believer to eat in a restaurant wherein alcohol is served. A believer should exercise maximum precaution in this regard and not purchase from such restaurants. It is highly possible that alcohol could be added in the food or the traces of alcohol could be found on the utensils used to serve the food.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.