[Q 166] The difference between delivering Haram food and taking a sinner to a place of sin


So then why is it impermissible to work for Uber eats if the customer has purchased the perhaps haram food and I’m just delivering it to them because my intention is to also make money but if we use the delivering haram food fatwa for driving someone to haram place how is it different because you’re aiding in sin in both?

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There is a minor and subtle difference between the two cases.

It is impermissible to make a delivery for Uber-Eat when it is confirme that the food being delivered is haram. In such a case you are delivering a forbidden thing which is a cause of sin.

While transporting a person to another place is not a sin in itself, but the sin is the act that person will do by going there later. And it is not necessary that he commits a sin there, rather, his intention may be to reach this place and go to another place or do some other work. So since transporting a person from one place to another is not defined as a sin, there is scope here for it to be sinful but since there is a possibility of sin, the precaution is to avoid it as was written in the answer.

Answered by: Mufti Sajid Attari

Translated by: Mawlana Gohar Madani


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