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Unlawful Earnings
Q [1]  I am currently working as a manager in a supermarket that sells alcohol. If there is lack of staff, I might have to work as a cashier and people might be purchasing alcohol. Am I allowed to work in this store?
It is prohibited to sell wine, even indirectly or by acting on behalf of the company.
Q [2]  I have been offered a job at a supermarket that sells alcohol. I requested if I can avoid working on the cashier but the manager replied it is very unlikely due to the necessity of me having to work there at times. Will it be lawful for me to take this job?
It is not permissible to be part of a transaction of selling wine or pork or meat not slaughtered according to the Sharia. It is permissible to sell other items.
Q [3]  Is it permissible to buy alcoholic drinks for one’s friend from his own money?
No, it is not permissible.
Q [4]  Is it permissible to buy or sell pork?
It is not permissible to buy or sell it.
Q [5]  Is it allowed to sell pork to non- Muslims?
No, it is not permissible.
Q [6]  In the case of one who works in a store, some products that are sold contain pork. Is one able to accept the money for pork with the intention of disposing the meat? Is it still considered selling if you are a cashier and not the owner of the business?
It is not permissible to be part of such a sale, even as a cashier.
Q [7]  With regards to cashiers working at convenience stores in America who sell goods containing unlawful substances like pork, if a customer were to purchase a bag of chips which contain pork enzymes as well as a second lawful item, to avoid the prohibition of selling something unlawful would it be valid for the cashier to charge a higher amount for the lawful second item and charge nothing for the pork chips in such a manner that the total amount of money requested is the same, but the unlawful item is not actually sold, is this permissible?
If the purchaser knows that the price is in total for the lawful product only, and that the unlawful item is not actually being sold, then it is permissible to do so.
Q [8]  Is it permissible to own and operate a restaurant franchise that sells prohibited food. The store sells sandwiches; some are made from non-Islamic meat, some are vegetarian and some contain sea food.
It is not permissible to sell or buy food that is prohibited to consume.
Q [9]  Is it prohibited to sell non-halal chicken?
Yes, it is prohibited.
Q [10]  Is it allowed to buy a hunting dog, but not for hunting, but just to keep at home?
If the dog was trained for hunting then it is permissible to buy it even if it is for other purposes.

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