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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Working in clubs that sell alcohol

Q;Brother . I need to know whether One can work in Bar, pub,club etc as Security person , where he doesn't involve in serving, selling or making of Alcoholism. I mean is it allowed for him to work there and make money from there. ? or if some one work under the pub or club but works outside on car parking area. I would appreciate your detail answer. Thanks

A;All-Praise is due to Allah,
It is Haram to work in any place that involves sin, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Help you one another in Al Birr and At Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression”
[al-Maa'idah 5:2]

It was stated in a Fatwa as follows:
It is permissible to work as a security guard in an hotel, so long as the hotel is not a place where immoral actions are committed openly and the sacred limits of Allaah transgressed, such as zina (adultery), drinking alcohol, and so on, because in that case working there would be a kind of cooperating in sin and transgression, and failing to denounce evil.

(Islam Q&A Fatwa: 46704)

One must seek a halal living not work in a place that is surrounded with sin and evil doing (Haram) actions. If one gives this up for the sake of Allah, Allah will replace it with something better, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever leaves something for the Sake of Allah, Allah will provide him with a better thing".(Related by Ahmad)

And Allah knows best....

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