Serving haraam food in a restaurant

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Q: My question is regarding doing a job in non Muslim restaurants where we have to serve haraam food. Is it permissible to work in such places?


A: Just as it is impermissible to consume haraam, similarly it is impermissible to serve haraam food to someone. Hence it is impermissible for you to work at such a restaurant. You should look for another 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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