job in the transportation

Q: I was umployed for a year. I got a job in the transportation. Sometimes I am told to transport alcohol to restaurants, clubs. Based on your Tafseer, yo seem to say that drinking it is haram which I agree but transporation too? Is this correct? What is my solution if I have no other job and have a family to feed? (email)

A: I appreciate that you are seeking clarity regarding this matter. May Allah (SWT) make matters easy for all that are undergoing difficulty.

From the Hadith we learn, not only the one that is part of the alcohol extraction is part of sin, so is the one that is transporting the alcohol. Based on this prohibition, it would be a sin for you to transport without looking for an alternative occupation.

Ask Allah (SWT) for forgiveness, seek a permissible alternative(s) and your doors towards a respectable halal earning would insha-Allah open.

Allah Certainly Knows Best.

2 responses to “job in the transportation

  1. ASSALAMU ALAIKUM! IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE PERSON DRINKING, THE TRANSPORTER,,THE BUYER,THE HELPER.OF ALCOHOLIC DRINK,THE GIVER,THE RECEIVER,THE PRODUCER AND THE SELLER ARE ALL CURSED BY ALLAH. SUBHANALLAH. MAY ALLAH GIVE THIS OUR BROTHER A GOOD JOB,AMIN

  2. If I may add another point: the logic that Imam uses in his answer could be extended and stretched to incorporate recipient of social security checks, as social security trust fund serviced by the interest payments.