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Can a Muslim do designing for a liquor store or nightclub?

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Question:

I’d just like to find out is it permissible for a Muslim man to do designing for liquor store’s or night clubs?

If the answer is no then could you please give me a valid reason.

Answer:

Liquor stores and night clubs are dens of sin and Haraam activities. It is not befitting of a Muslim to even go near such places. Allah says in the Holy Qur’an:

 

وَلَا تَقْرَبُوا الْفَوَاحِشَ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَمَا بَطَنَ

“And do not go near obscenity those that are evident and those that are secret”

(Suratul An-aam, Verse: 151)

As a Muslim, one should always be conscious of the places and environment he/she is in at all times for death may come at any time. Which Muslim desires to pass away in a venue of vice and immorality?

 

 

Furthermore, by doing designing for such venues, a person is guilty of indirectly aiding in sin. By designing, he is making the place comfortable for those who engage in obscenity and consuming intoxicants. Therefore, it will not be permissible for one to do designing for liquor stores and night clubs or any other venue of its like.

 

And Allah says:

وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَى وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ

“And assist each other in good and righteousness. And do not assist in sin and transgression. And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is severe in punishment”

(Suratul Maa’idah, Verse: 2)

And Allah Knows Best
 

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed
 

Checked and Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Fatwa Department

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