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Is umrah valid using haram income

Fatwaa ID: 2189

Question:
My husband works in a store that sells alcohol and wine. I have advised him many times this is haram. He says he works as a cashier and not the one who owns the business. Recently after many years of wanting to go to umrah I was able to make him go. I was hoping after umrah he would change that is one of the reasons I wanted to go very badly. But we used his money and he borrowed some from me. I don’t have a haram job I work in IT. I wanted to know if our umrah is valid?

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

May Allaah Ta’aala bless you and your husband. May He bless you both with halaal sources of income and place barakah therein.

It is not clear where exactly your husband works. If your husband works as a cashier at a grocery store or a supermarket and the store sells both halaal and haraam products, then your husband’s job is permissible. However, it would be advisable for him to give away a portion of his income in charity for purification, pro rata his dealing with alcohol or other haraam products. If the store only sells haraam items or mostly haraam items, then it will not be permissible for him to work there. Nonetheless, the validity of your ‘umrahs would not be affected in the enquired situation. May Allaah Ta’aala accept it from you.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

08/21/1445 AH – 03/02/2024 CE | 901

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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