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Working in a place with alcohol


Assalamualaikum, I recently got hired at an indoor amusement park which sells alcohol. Although I will be working as a cashier and not directly with food and beverage, my employer asked me to get an alcohol-serving certificate. I am unable to find any other job at the moment so is it haram for me to be working around alcohol even if I am not consuming it?



Alaykum salaam

As long as you are not selling the alcohol there is no problem. If you are required to sell alcohol it is better to find another job. Here is the ruling according to Ay Sistani (hA):

Question: What is the ruling on a Muslim working in a restaurant in which he must serve alcoholic beverages?
Answer: It is not permissible to do anything in connection with alcoholic beverages.

May you always be successful

Zoheir Ali