Fatwa: # 15744
Category: Food and Nourishment
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 10th October 2007

Title

I have to touch bacon whilst working in the bakery

Question

i  work in a bakery and recently they told me i have to touch bacon and make harram sandwiches is this allowed if yes/no why please?

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful  

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

It is not permissible for you to touch the bacon (pork) as it is najis (impure). You should try and avoid any contact with it. If you are compelled, you should seek another suitable alternate job and quit this job. Until then repent to Allah for your shortcoming.

And Allah knows best

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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