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I`m working at company that owns hotels and i`m working with them as an owner representative engineer.

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I`m working at company that owns hotels and i`m working with them as an owner representative engineer at new under construction hotel as we all know that will be alcohol served at the hotel what about my salary is it halal or haram?


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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 2 (part):

..Help ye one another in righteousness and piety, but help ye not one another in sin and rancor: fear Allah: for Allah is strict in punishment.


If one is absolutely convinced that the place one is helping to design or construct will be used for dealing in what has clearly been declared as haraam by Allah and His Messenger (saws), then it would be best, purest, and akin to piety and righteousness for the believer who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day to abstain from taking any part in facilitating such an operation. If one facilitates or helps build the premises, knowing that the premises one is helping construct will be used to deal in a product or operation which has been declared haraam by Allah and His Messenger (saws), he indeed will share an appropriate portion and burden of the sin according to the level of his participation.


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