Message No : 38Sr.No : 503/724
Question By : Umar Farooq

Assalam-o-Alaikum,
I am living in Canada.I am operating A fuel station which has store inside.The fuel stations in Canada are owned by big companies and people operate it on yearly lease.Their rule is that you have to mandatory sell lottery tickets.Is it halal to sell it or If i keep the record of its sale and take out all the lotto income from my income at the year end is it possible or halal.

 

Reply By : Muhammad Asad Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful

The answer to your question is as follow:

It is unlawful for a Muslim to work in a lottery store or to work in such a station where lottery is sold, as Allah says: "Help ye one another in righteousness and piety, but help ye not one another in sin and rancour: fear Allah; for Allah is strict in punishment." Hence, you should look for an alternative job to avoid helping in sinful acts.
(And Allah knows best)

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