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    Question ID: 48688Country: India

    Title: Sale of products made from pork

    Question: I am planning to open a convenience store in Adelaide, Australia, selling the day to day groceries to my customers. A major population of our customers is non-Muslims, who demand us to keep products like bacon, hamburgers, and beer (alcoholic) in the store. Although, I clearly understand that beer, wine and other such drinks are strictly forbidden in Islam and should not be kept in the store, but I am confused about pork products. I will not be engaged in the slaughtering of the animal (pig). It will be packed and processed meat that I would only use for making burgers and sandwiches and sell them. I will keep all utensils separate and abstain from eating them myself. Can I sell such products made from pork meat at my shop to the non-Muslim customers? Kindly let me know the answer for this.

    Answer ID: 48688

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1494/1506/N=01/1434) Pig and wine are haram certainly. Almighty Allah says in the holy Quran: حُرِّمَتْ عَلَيْكُمُ الْمَيْتَةُ وَالْدَّمُ وَلَحْمُ الْخِنْزِيرِ الآية [المائدة : 3] In another place in the same Surah Almighty Allah says: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ إِنَّمَا الْخَمْرُ وَالْمَيْسِرُ الآية [المائدة : 90] It is in no way lawful for Muslims to use them or consume the food and drinks which they contain. It is haram definitely. It is not lawful for Muslims to sell or buy things whose eating and drinking is haram or get benefit from them whether the other party who is selling or buying is Muslim or non-Muslim. قال في مجمع الأنهر (3:78): وكذا يبطل بيع مال غير متقوم كالخمر والخنزير بالثمن وهو الدراهم والدنانير حالا أو مؤجلا اهـ وقال فى الدر المنتفى (مع المجمع 3:78): وبيع مال غير متقوم أي: مالا يباح الانتفاع به ذكره ابن الكمال وغيره فليحفظ كالخمر فيما بين المسلمين ومسلم وكافر والخنزير اهـ وقال فى الاختيار (2: 52): وبيع الميتة والدم والخمر والخنزير.... باطل’ ..... وأما الخمر والخنزير فكذلك لأنهما ليسا بمال في حقنا اهـ وقال فى الدر (مع الرد 7 : 241،242): وبطل بيع مال غير متقوم أي غير مباح الانتفاع به’ ابن كمال فليحفظ كخمر وخنزير ..... اهـ So it shall not be lawful for you to sell pork or wine or items made with them whether you prepare them or buy readymade in your store. Also the money which you will earn shall not be lawful. Hence you should definitely avoid selling or buying such things in case you start your store.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India