I work as a chef in the USA and I usually cook pork as this is common in American restaurants. Is this permissible? It should be noted that I only cook pork but I do not eat it. I have no alternative work and have not found any job where I can apply all the teachings of Islam.
Firstly, it is not permissible for you to cook pork for those who eat it, whether they are Kafirs (non-Muslims) or Muslims because this is a form of cooperation in sin and aggression which is forbidden (Part No. 22; Page No. 288) by Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) when He says:
Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwâ (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression.
Secondly, there are so many ways of earning a living in Islam and anyone who fears Allah and keeps their duty to Him, He will make a way out for them (from every difficulty). And He will provide for them from (sources) they never could imagine. Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says:
And whosoever fears Allâh and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty).
And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine.
You must fear Allah and work in areas which He permits and Allah (Glorified be He) will fulfill His promise to you, for He never breaks His promise.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.