Handling haraam meat

> assalamulaykum mufit sahheb i wanted are we allowed to work in a place where we would have to be shifting meat which is not halaal.eg in a cash and carry stocking up loads for delivery .the meat will be fully packed.and also it will depend on what and how much is wanted to be delivered.it is not the only thing that the person will be stocking in other words veg etc also.please reply as soon as possible as i am in need of the answer.jazakallah

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.

Answer

It should be borne in mind that a person should work in such an environment where his income is 100% halal. Sahl bin Abdullah Radiallahu Anhu has said, “Salvation depends on three things eating halal, fulfilling obligations and following the sunnah of the Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam”. (Maariful Qur’an p419 v1)

A person should look for such a job where it does not entail him touching or handling haram meat. However instead of sitting around one should work and by means of necessity it will be permissible to work in such an environment.

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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