Working as a cashier where haraam items are sold

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is it okay to work in a gas station as a cashier, where liquor, lottery tickets, cigarettes, haram food, etc. are sold on an hourly basis?


A: It is not permissible to sell liquor, lottery tickets and haraam meat. Selling cigarettes is permissible. If you feel that you will be forced to sell the haraam items, then you should not accept the job.

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, 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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