Ruling in regards to working or using InstaCart?

Fatwa ID: 03036

Answered by:  Maulana Tahsin Alam​

Question:

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

What do the respected 'ulama think about InstaCart?

Answer:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

“Instacart is an American technology company valued at nearly $8 billion that operates as a same-day grocery delivery and pick-up service in the U.S. and Canada. Customers shop for groceries through the Instacart mobile app or Instacart.com from the company's more than 300 national, regional and local retailer partners. The order is shipped and delivered by an Instacart personal shopper. Up until the end of 2017, Instacart only had operations and services in the United States.”[1]

It will be permissible to use such a service, as well as starting employment with them.

 

Only Allāh Ta’ālā knows best

Written by Maulana Tahsin Alam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Dārul Iftā Birmingham

 

 


[1] Instacart, Craft, last visited 6th September 2019, https://craft.co/instacart.

 

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