Serving Prohibited Items
The Dietary Shari‘ah
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Saleem

I am a Muslim living in Ireland. I wish to open a nursing home for elderly people. Will it be okay to serve pork and alcohol to the residents of this nursing home since all the residents here would be Christians? The pork will not be cooked by us; it will be cooked by a Christian and we would not be eating in the nursing home.


Buying and selling of prohibited items even for non-Muslims is not allowed. The reason is that the prohibition of such items has a moral basis and morality is not selective. According to Islam, what is immoral for Muslims is immoral for non-Muslims also. Therefore, it is not advisable to indulge in such a business, unless of course you are facing compelling circumstances.


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