Selling antiques of other religions

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I am a Muslim and living in Germany. I am working with a German in an exhibition show. He is selling antiques which relate to all religions for example Buddha, cross (saleeb), Islamic kaleemat and Allah’s names. My job is loading, unloading and security. I am keeping these things in a showcase. Is my job with this man halaal or Haram? I am working with him only for learning Antiques business. Then I will start my own business without haraam things.


A: It does not behove a Muslim to be involved in such a work. You should make istighfaar and look for another job.

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

وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَىٰ وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ ﴿المائدة: ٢﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)