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Delivering for DoorDash and other Delivery Services

Fatwaa ID: 1501

Assalamualikum Mufti Saab

Hope this reaches you in good condition,

I have a question regarding delivering for companies like DoorDash. The food is almost every time Haraam. So am I getting sin for delivering this Haraam food to the Kuffar families? The same ruling on DoorDash would apply to the other food delivery services as well? What about delivering for other companies like Amazon? There is a possibility that you are delivering something Haraam there as well.

Jazakallahukhairan Mufti Saab.

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

When working for a delivery service such as DoorDash, UberEats, Amazon, etc., one does not generally know the contents of the order. It may be halaal or haraam. Thus, there is a leeway in such jobs, although taqwa would be to avoid where there is a greater possibility of haraam. If one knows that he is delivering haraam food or items, then if it is possible to cancel without difficulty or major consequences, then he should do so. Otherwise, he should make istighfaar and give a portion of his income in charity for purposes of purification.

On the other hand, if one is hired by a specific restaurant or company to provide delivery services, then the food or item must be halaal for the job to be halaal.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

12/28/1444 AH – 07/16/2023 CE | 350

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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