Business partner intending to open a bar in a jointly owned restaurant

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Q: I have a restaurant in India with a partner. We have all halal food. Our partner now wants to open a bar section and wants to sell alcohol as all the resturants are doing the same to survive. I have told him that i won’t partake in the earnings from selling alcohol. But will it be okay if he uses the same premises but i won’t take part in the alcohol selling part of the business?


A: If both of you divide the premises and he can control his side of the business separately from you then it will be permissible.

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


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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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.

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