Working in a place that sells pork and wine

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Q: I am a student and working part time. I want to know that if I work in a place where pork and wine etc are sold and I would have to deal with these things, is it permissible in a non-Muslim country? In addition, I have tried my best to find a job that does not involve this stuff but either the pay rates were far below the minimum wage rate or I had no experience of that work.


A: It is not permissible in Islam for a Muslim to work with pork and wine. 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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