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    Question ID: 156814Country: India

    Title: Working with a e commerce company which promotes food and beverages for merchants and takes commission, my salary is halal?

    Question: I work with a mobile app company which sells foods, beverage and new year parties deals. However I only onboard merchants who sell halal food but other employees onboard merchant which sells beer and hard drinks. I believe I get salary for my work but my company's revenue also includes that money from selling alcohol. I want to know if my income is halal?

    Answer ID: 156814

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 356/321/L=3/1439)


    It is not right to do a job where wine is sold and bought. However, if you sell only halal food then your income shall not be termed makrooh or haram. If the company belongs to a non-Muslim then there is no issue if the company owns wealth earned through wine. It shall be lawful to receive the salary though he pays it from wine money. Secondly, if the income of wine is less than the income of other halal things then in case of combination the dominating one is taken into consideration, hence if the income gained from halal source is more and the income which is gained by the haram means is less then all the income shall be deemed to be halal. Thus in this case too it shall be halal for you to take the salary.


    أهدى إلى رجل شيئا أو أضافه إن كان غالب ماله من الحلال فلا بأس إلا أن يعلم بأنه حرام .... اهـ (عالمگیری 5/ 342 مکتبہ زکریا دیوبند)

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India