Carrying Food Products with Images at Work
Fatwa No: 418063

Question

Salam wa eleykoum I'm a young brother who lives in the UK I work in a warehouse as a picker (I fill up shelves with food products) . I'd like to know if there's anything wrong in handling or carrying foods product where there is images on it and in rarely cases some with false gods on it (Pharaoh's , Hindu gods) or with yoga advice or position at the back of the box. This is specially in tea package . I definitely know that the purpose of that is just for marketing not to be worshipped as this brand also have some normal packaging . I read that if it's use in a disrepectful manner that is ok to deal with that , is this true ?
I bought some of that tea before and my aim was not about this picture but for the quality of this brand and also the ingredients used . So can I use this tea ?
And is my income lawful or not ?
Barack'ALLAH ufik

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

We believe that there is nothing wrong with the job in reference. The images that are put on food products are not treated with respect and may be thrown in the garbage and the like. Moreover, there is no sin on you for buying and consuming these products as long as they are lawful in and of themselves. They are not deemed unlawful simply because of the images on their packages. What matters is that you do not work in carrying unlawful products and arranging them on the shelves, such as pork or alcoholic beverages.

Allah Knows best.

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