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Aslam alikum

Q. I have job offer at a convention centre where small to large scale parties are held. Catering services are also offered. Menu's may include alcohol and pork dishes. My job can include serving to the guests. I have no other job at this time. Could I take this job. Kindly guide me in this regard Wasalam


Respected Brother/Sister in Islam

As Salaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

Haamidaw wa Musalliyaa

Just as it is impermissible to eat wine and pork, similarly it is impermissible to serve the same. If you are in dire circumstances and cannot find any other job, beg Allah Ta`ala's forgiveness, take the job with deep remorse and regret. In the interim continue trying your best to look for a halaal alternative and then leave this work as soon as possible. Beseech Allah Ta'ala for abundant pure and halaal income and earnings. May Allah Ta'ala provide us all with abundant halaal rizq with honour and dignity and safeguard all of us from doubtful and haram income.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

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