Grocery store selling foods containing pig-meat ingredients

Reference: Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Volume 13, Page 48, Question No.20 of Fatwa No.11967

Question: Is it permissible to sell food items which contain pig-meat or alcohol?

Since there are many Muslims in America who own or work in grocery stores where they sell beer, pig-meat and tobacco.

Response: It is not permissible to sell that which is haraam nor eat or use it; and from amongst them are the items mentioned in the question.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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