The ruling on delivering foods for a restaurant which mostly serves impermissible foods


A man works in delivering food from the restaurant to the houses of the customers according to the orders, and these orders most of the time are from impermissibe foods, so what is the ruling on that?


This is the same as what preceded, him working with impermissible foods and giving it to whom will eat from impermissible foods, this is like what has precedes, it’s not allowed, and his earnings from that are not allowed, it’s not allowed for him to earn from this, nor is there any barakah in it, every earning which has in it haraam, there is no barakah in it;

(إن الله طيب لا يقبل إلا طيبًا)

“Allah is Good and He only accepts that which is good.”

(قُل لَّا يَسْتَوِى ٱلْخَبِيثُ وَٱلطَّيِّبُ وَلَوْ أَعْجَبَكَ كَثْرَةُ ٱلْخَبِيثِۚ فَٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ يَٰأُو۟لِى ٱلْأَلْبَٰبِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ)

“Say: “Not equal are Al-Khabith (all that is evil and bad as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons, foods, etc.) and At-Taiyib (all that is good as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons, foods, etc.), even though the abundance of Al-Khabith (evil) may please you.” So fear Allah much [(abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden) and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)], O men of understanding in order that you may be successful.” [Al-Maa’idah, 100]

So that is not allowed for him, to work in a restaurant or to earn from these earnings, or cooperates upon sin and trangression, or to be a servant for the Kuffaar or what is of the likes.

Answered by: Shaykh, the Allamah, the Trustworthy Advisor, Abu Abdirrahman Yahya bin Ali Al-Hajuri – may Allah preserve him


Translated by: Abū ‘Abdillāh ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi