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Can I Work in a Restaurant That Sells Alcohol?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I work as a porter in a restaurant that sells food and alcohol. I clean the whole restaurant from the kitchen, to the dining room and the bar. Is the work and income from this permissible? Answer: Assalamu alaykum This would be permissible. The porter job that you describe […]

Can I Work for a Restaurant Serving Pork and Alcohol?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I just got a job as a server at a seafood restaurant. Even though I won’t be preparing the pork or alcohol directly, I’ll still have to serve it to the customer if they order it. Can I work at such a place? Should I quit the job since […]

A Thing For Wine and Men, by Novid Shaid

“What is she looking at?” Lucy’s friends glanced at her and then at the figure on the other side of the street, who stood watching them, while they sat around the chic table outside a prestigious city wine bar. “She’s been staring at us, or rather at me, for a long time,” remarked Lucy, flicking […]

Can I Attend My Nephew’s First Birthday Party When There Is Alcohol Being Served?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: My non-Muslim family often have events where alcohol is the main feature of parties and get togethers. Most recently my brother is having a first birthday party for his son with alcohol on tap. What should I do? We are often put down for our beliefs and feel […]

Does Working at a Place Where Alcohol Is Sold Make One’s Income Impermissible?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam Alaykum, My brother works at a place where alcohol drinks are sold. Does this make his income impermissible? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, If the work that he does is permissible, his income would be permissible, regardless of whether or not alcohol is served […]

Is Christmas Haram? Being Muslim in a Non-Muslim Family

Every year, the Is Christmas haram? debates happen full force. Whether you’re a convert to Islam or not, we hope you find the following resources helpful. Is Christmas Haram? What about Thanksgiving and Other Festivals? Giving & Recieving Christmas Gifts Attending Christmas Festivities of One’s Non-Muslim Family Muslims Having Christmas Trees Partaking in a Thanksgiving […]

Can I Give Alcohol I Have Found to Non-Muslims?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum. If one buys a property and finds alcohol on it, can he give the items to people of other faiths? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. No, you cannot gift it to others. Rather, you should […]

Is Propylene Glycol Permitted to Use and Consume?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Is propylene glycol permitted to use and consume? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. While the drinking of alcohol as an intoxicant is clearly impermissible, Imam Abu Hanifa (may Allah be pleased with him) held […]

As a Student in Naturopathy Can I Taste Alcohol Fluid Extracts?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamualaikum I am taking a Bachelor of Naturopathy, and in my Herbal Medicine class we are often given alcohol fluid extracts to taste. Is it permissible for me to taste the alcohol tinctures and fluid extracts in class? Am I allowed to prescribe alcohol medication to non-Muslim clients? Or […]

Can I Eat Haram Meat When I Am in a Non-Muslim Country?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Salam, When a Muslim lives in a non-Muslim country and does not find any halal food nearby, can he eat non-halal food like chicken, beef or sheep? And if lard may have been used as cooking oil for seafood or fish what I should do? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam […]