Can I Sell Lemons and Peanuts to a Bar?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Seekersguidance.org

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: Is it permissible for a Muslim foodstuff trader to supply items such as peanuts, tea powder, lemons etc to hotels/bars who may use it as ingredients to their drinks?

Answer: wa alaykum assalam

Yes. This would be permissible.

You are supplying items that are permissible to consume. The way these items are used by others is their choice for which you are not responsible for.

This relates to the issue of assisting in sin. For more details, please see:

Assisting in Sin: A Reader

[Ustadh]Salman Younas

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Born and raised in New York, Ustadh Salman Younas graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. After studying the Islamic sciences online and with local scholars in New York, Ustadh Salman moved to Amman. There he studies Islamic law, legal methodology, belief, hadith methodology, logic, Arabic, and tafsir.

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