Is it allowed to transport haraam things during work?


It is not allowed to transport or delivery anything haram during work.

The Permanent Committee was asked:

Q: I work for the Department of Transport and Postal Services. I also have another job as a car driver. I distribute mail and other things to post office centers. Sometimes I find sealed bags containing bottles of wine sent with the mail. These bags are sent from foreign countries. I found out this through a friend of mine. The Department of Transport and Postal Services has other branches which do different jobs like transporting telephone equipments. One of its branches works in the field of wireless objects. Can I proceed with my work or do I have to resign or move to another branch at the same department like the phone branch and others. May peace and blessings be upon our master Prophet Muhammad.

A: It is not permissible for you to transport mail containing unlawful objects to other people if you know about them as this involves supporting committing sins and transgression. Allah (Exalted be 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. You have to look for another job or move to another branch which does not involve unlawful practices. May Allah facilitate your affairs and may He guide all Muslims to what pleases Him. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.


Answered by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan