Working in a Restaurant that Serves Alcohol and Pork


Question :
All praise is due to Allah, and may peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family and his Companions.
The Permanent Committee for Scientific Researches and Religious Verdicts received the following questions from Nabil bin 'Abdullah Shahin (No. 204 9/2/1402H):
We, here in Holland, are a group of young practicing Muslims - all praise is due to Allah for His religion. The only work available to us i stores that sell alcohol or in restaurants that serve, along with other meas, pork. Can we wash dishes that are used to serve meals made from pork?

Answer :
It is not permissible for you to work in establishments that sell or serve alcohol to its clientele, nor are you permitted to work in restaurants that serve or sell pork, even if other kinds of meat are sold there as well. The ruling in this matter equally applies whether you are selling, serving, or washing dishes that serve them. This is because you are helping to promote sin and transgression, and Allah Almighty forbade us from that:
But do not help one another in sin and transgression
"But do not help one another in sin and transgression"
Al-Ma'idah 5:2.
There is no necessity that can force you to do that kind of work,because Allah's earth is vast and wide and there are a number of Muslim countries in the world. So stick to the Muslims in the land in which it is easy for you to work in what is lawful. Allah Almighty said:
And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make his matter easy for him
"And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make his matter easy for him"
At-Talaq 65:4.
He also said:
And whosever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then he will suffice him. Verily, Allah will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allah has set a measure for all things.
"And whosever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then he will suffice him. Verily, Allah will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allah has set a measure for all things."
At-Talaq 65: 2,3.
May Allah send peace and blessings upon Muhammad, upon his family and upon his Companions.
The Permanent Committee



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