Muslim cashier scanning haraam items

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Q: I am working at a retail store as a cashier. The store also sells beer and pork and other meats… I only scan the item. Is my income haram?

I also have another job offer at a pizza restaurant that sells pizzas with toppings including chicken and bacon. Which is a better job for me? 


A: Refuse to scan haraam items, and if for some reason you cannot then make taubah and istighfaar for this wrong.

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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