What is the Islamic ruling on owning or working in restaurants where wine or pork is served?

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It is not permissible to work and earn a living by helping people to consume impermissible things, such as alcohol and pork, because this is a kind of cooperating in sin and transgression.

Allah said in the Quran (what could be translated as):
“…but do not help one another in sin and transgression…” [al-Maa’idah 5:2]

Narrated Abu Hurairah:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) as saying: “Allah forbade wine and the price paid for it, and forbade dead meat and the price paid for it, and forbade swine and the price paid for it.”
Sunan Abi Dawud

Jabir said he heard God’s Messenger say, “God and His Messenger have declared forbidden the sale of wine, animals which have died a natural death, swine, and idols. He was asked what he thought of the fat of animals which had died a natural death, for it was used for caulking ships, greasing skins, and making oil for lamps, he replied that it was still not permissible to do that…” (Bukhari and Muslim.)
It was reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “When Allah forbids a thing, He also forbids the income earned from selling it.” Sunnan Al Dar Qutni

Allah says in the Quran ( What could be translated as ):
“And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine”
al-Talaaq 65:2-3


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