I work in a store that sells alcoholic drinks. Is my earning halal? Will I share the sins of the people who buy alcoholic drinks from the store?
I work in a store that sells alcoholic drinks. I order the alcoholic drinks and place them. Will I share the sins of the people who buy alcoholic drinks from the store? Will I be called to account due to the drinks sold there? I myself never take alcohol. The answer to this question is very important for me.
Submitted by on Fri, 20/07/2018 - 14:47
Dear Brother / Sister,
Islam prohibits not only drinking alcohol but also buying and selling it among Muslims. The following is stated in a hadith:
"The Prophet (pbuh) damned ten people related to alcohol: The one who squeezes (the grapes, etc.), the one for whom it is squeezed, the one who drinks it, the one who carries it, the one to whom it is carried, the one who makes others drink, the one who sells it, the one who spends its money, the one who buys it and the one for whom it is bought." (Tirmidhi, Buyu', 59; Ibn Majah, Ashriba, 6).
It is not permissible to work in the alcoholic drinks department. However, you can work in the other departments where halal goods are sold. If you are responsible for all departments, not all of your earning is haram; only some of it is haram.
A person who contributes to a sin is held responsible based on his share in it; he is not regarded to be a sinner as much as the one who drinks it.
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