Is It Permissible to Work in a Factory Where One Has to Pack Pork and Bacon

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Fatwa ID: 04306

Answered by: Maulana Selim Saldiran



Is it permissible to work in a factory where one has to pack pork and bacon using gloves?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful




Allah has forbidden pork meat. He has said: {Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked a name other than that of Allah.}[1]

The same way it is not permitted to eat it, it is also not permitted to sell or assist others to sell it.[2]

One should abstain from work like this and try to find alternative work. 



Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Selim Saldiran

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] Qur’an 5:3

[2] Radd Al-Muhtar, Dar Al-Fikr, 6/391


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