Question #13-11: Can I own a 7 Eleven store franchise?

Question:

Can I own a 7 Eleven store franchise? The store sells lottery, movies-DVDs, magazines, cigarettes, etc. I intend to donate any income coming from the lottery or any other Haram or Mukhrooh item, but the store requires me to keep them. Can I still own and manage the store? Jazakallah.

Answer:

“Alhamdulillah wasalatu wasalmu Alla Saydina Mohamed”

1. Yes, you could own the store, but you cannot sell any haram items such as the ones you just mentioned.

2. If you want to donate, then donate from halal sources because Allah is good and accept not, but halal only.

3. If the store requires you to keep them, then remember that no obedience should be given to any of the creatures of Allah, male or female. We should not favor anyone while disobeying Allah.

4. Try to find another way of investing your money or try to find another job dealing with halal merchandise.

Allah knows best.

Shk. Mostafa

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