Passing a video camera or a sandwich to a non-Muslim

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by


1. Non-Muslim boss asks Muslim employee in an accounting firm to bring him a sandwich that contains haram meat. Would this be permissible for the Muslim
employee to carry out as a favour? Or will this be counted as aiding in sin?

2. Non-Muslim boss asks Muslim employee to bring him a video camera. It is known that he will be using to make videos of people, moreover he would use
that to video chat with non-mahram women. Would this be permissible for the Muslim employee to carry out?

There is confusion because these acts are forbidden for Muslims, however the non-Muslim boss does not follow laws of Shariah. Also the employee will not be receiving any extra compensation for carrying out these acts, just the normal salary he is paid monthly. Please also give the general ruling for aiding non-Muslims in doing something that is not permissible for a Muslim.



1. If he is not sure what type of food is in the container, it will be permissible for him to bring it. However if he knows it is carrion, it will not be permissible.

2. It is impermissible.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)