Working or hiring people for an organization that works in or sells prohibited commodities
Q: A Muslim man is asking a question; he says that he has a workshop for repairing chairs, tables, and the like. The owner of a big hotel in
- which is owned by a non-Muslim company - asked him
to repair some of the hotel's chairs and tables, knowing that people sit at these tables and chairs to eat pork and drink alcohol.
Is it permissible for a Muslim merchant to cooperate with these people to repair their chairs and tables for a fixed fee? Please advise us and may Allah reward you with the best.
It is not permissible for a Muslim to cooperate with the people you mentioned to repair the chairs and tables that people use to sit and eat pork and drink alcohol, with or without fees. This is because it falls under cooperating in sin, which Allah forbade saying (what means):
Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwâ (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allâh. Verily, Allâh is Severe in punishment.
(Part No. 14; Page No. 436) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.