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Working at a place that serves haraam food

Fatwaa ID: 1597

Assalamo alaikum.Mufti saab I have aquery.we just moved from India to the US and we live in Boston area.My husband got a job of working in a restaurant. It’s a Muslim restaurant claiming halal but they sell chicken among other itens.The chicken they use is not HMS certified.They use Noor Al jabal chicken which I don’t think is halal according to our hanafi fiqh standards.He does deliveries and also packing and selling.Is his income mixed with haram too now????If we don’t find any other job can I take the Jon in the restaurant too as purely halal jobs are so scarce here especially for beginners.

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 place barakah in your wealth. Your zeal to earn a halaal income is commendable. May He make it easy for you.

It should be noted that just because a chicken is not certified by a reputable organization, it does not mean that it is necessarily haraam. Further verification would however be necessary. As far as Noor Al-Jabal chickens are concerned, a common brand used my many restaurants, they are mechanically slaughtered and thus haraam. It is not permissible to eat their chicken or sell them.

We understand that your husband plays many roles in his job such as delivery, packing and selling. He is assisting in sin. Furthermore, such an environment is not conducive for his imaan nor good for his reputation and honor. Such an income would be contaminated and void of barakah. We advise him and you to actively search for an alternative job. For the time being, he may continue his job until he finds another.

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

01/21/1445 AH – 08/08/2023 CE | 527

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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