Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 38898
Asked Country: South Africa

Answered Date: Sep 17,2017

Title: Can an employee of a contract company be assigned to work in an unlawful company?


As salaamu alaikum Respected Mufti 


I have a friend who does building maintenance. He had been struggling for a job. Recently he got a job with a contract company. The company required him to work at S. A. Breweries. He took the job. One of our Ulama has advised him that he should leave the job as his income there is doubtful. 

Please advise

May Allah Ta'ala continue his blessings upon you all.. Ameen 


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible for your friend to do building maintenance for S.A. Breweries on behalf of his company. His income will be Halaal.

As Muslims, we are averse to breweries. We understand the predicament of your friend in struggling for a job. If your friend finds a suitable alternative, he should consider that.[i]

And Allah Taala Knows Best

Mehrazur Rahman

Student Darul Iftaa

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[i](رد المحتار، ج ٦، ص ٣٩١) 

 قوله وجاز تعمير كنيسة) قال في الخانية: ولو آجر نفسه ليعمل في الكنيسة ويعمرها لا بأس به لأنه لا معصية)


(الفتاوى الهندية، ج ٤، ص ٤٥٠)

مسلم آجر نفسه من مجوسي ليوقد له النار لا بأس به. كذا في الخلاصة...ولو استأجر الذمي مسلما ليبني له

بيعة أو كنيسة جاز ويطيب له الأجر. كذا في المحيط.


(فتاوى عثماني، ج ٣، ص ٣٩٥-٣٩٦)

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