Selling fireworks

Q: Is it permissible to sell firecrackers during Christian holidays and offer freebies to attract customers to come in the store. The money from the firecrackers will be kept separate. Can you sellitems that are not legal to sell and can get fined for if you ger caught? After doing the above, can you still praise Alllah for makeing your business so successful and giving you so much barakah in the rozi and even if you are paying taxes. Please clarify.

A: It is better not to sell firecrackers. Though it is not haraam but it is reprehensible. All the other aspects that you have stated do not render the business haraam or impermissible.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)