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Driving for a liquor store?

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Nasihah (Advice):
Sayyiduna Anas bin Malik (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that the Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever wants his wealth to be increased and his life to be fulfilling should join family ties. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith #: 2067)
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Question and Answer:
Q. My brother is offered a job to work as a driver for a liquor store business. Can he take the job. Would his earnings still be halaal

A. No. It is not permissible for him to take this job and his income will not be Halaal. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has cursed the one who transports wine. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:

“Allah has cursed wine, the one who drinks it, the one who serves it, the one who sells it, the one who purchases it, the one who presses it, the one who manufactures it, the one who transports it and the one to whom it is delivered” (Abu Dawood, #: 3676, Narrated by Abdullah bin Umar)

And Allah Knows Best

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed

Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians

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