I [Abu Fajr] asked Ash-Shaykh Ali at-Tuwayjiree hafidaho-Allah the following question,


“What is the ruling on working as an Uber driver whose position is to deliver food orders? At times it may be requested from him to deliver meat to non-Muslims from the Christians and Jews and other than them, but the meat which was ordered hasn’t been slaughtered in accordance to Islaamic methods. Bear in mind that this work gives the driver the right to refuse to deliver pork and its likes.”


” Being that he has the right to refuse to deliver pork and that which Allaah has made unlawful, then there is no prevention in working for Uber and to seek an income out of it. However, he should avoid working for them in that which is unlawful. And Allaah knows best.”

A Side Note:

Ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-Uthaymeen rahimahullah, said:

“In a case where we don’t know if those who slaughtered the meat are from those who Allaah has permitted their meat [i.e the Muslims, the Christians, and Jews], then the orgin is that the meat is unlawful. [This is] unless this meat is imported from a place of which the majority of its people are from those who Allaah has permitted their meat since in this scenario, he would judge upon what is apparent, that the meat is lawful, establishing its ruling of permissibility [based] upon the [state of the] majority of the people who live there, unless he knows [specifically] that those who slaughtered it aren’t from those who Allaah has permitted their meat.”

Summarized Translation.

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An Additional Note: Currently, the atheist population is on a rise in Canada and increasing rapidly and many of the slaughter houses are secular based, but majority of the population in Canada are Christians even though some are Christians generally by mere ascription. So if a person were to be cautious and leave delivering meat which he is doubtful regarding, then it is better for him, and if someone were to deliver it upon the rule for the majority, then we can’t criticize him and censure him for it In Shaa Allaah.

And Allaah knows best.

Translated by

AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman
Abu Fajr