Fatawa Answer

Question: Working for Uber Eats or Other Food Delivery Services

ID: 1152

Name: Permissible and Impermissible

Question

Is working for Uber Eats food pickup/delivery (or other similar food delivery services) permissible for a Muslim? The food they deliver can either be Haram or Halal. As their employee, you pickup food from the shop and deliver it to the customer who ordered it.

 

Answer

الجواب وباللہ التوفیق

In the food delivery services, majority of the food which is being delivered is haram, since supplying haram is considered makruh tahrimi, the ulamah kiram have instructed that the person should give the haram portion of their salary as sadaqah. Therefore, in addition to discharging of the above mentioned sadaqah, one should keep on looking for a new job and as soon as they find a new job, leave the food delivery job.

وَمَنْ حَمَلَ لِذِمِّيٍّخَمْرًا بِأَجْرٍ طَابَ لَهُ) عِنْدَ الْإِمَامِ (وَعِنْدَهُمَا يُكْرَهُ) لَهُ ذَلِكَ لِوُجُودِ الْإِعَانَةِ عَلَى الْمَعْصِيَةِ وَقَدْ صَحَّ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ - عَلَيْهِ الصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ - «لَعَنْ فِي الْخَمْرِ عَشْرًا وَعَدَّ مِنْهَا حَامِلَهَا وَالْمَحْمُولَ إلَيْهِ

{مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر}

واللہ اعلم بالصواب

Answered On: Friday, Jul 24, 2020 | N/A

Answered By: Mufti Mohammed Razaur Rahman Abid

Checked By: Mufti Mohammed Navalur Rahman