Travel Agent

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Q: Is a job as a travel agent permissible. This job might require one to book a ticket that contains haraam food. E.g. I book a plane ticket for a person and order haraam food for him. So is this permissible?

A: The travel agent’s duty is to reserve the seat. Thereafter the passenger selects the type of food he wants.

(الأجراء على ضربين مشترك وخاص فالأول من يعمل لا لواحد أو يعمل له عملا غير موقت أو موقتا بلا تخصيص ولا يستحق المشترك الأجر حتى يعمل كالقصار ونحوه ) تنويرالأبصار مع رد المحتار (6/64)

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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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