Muslim security company providing security for a business that primarily deals in alcohol


1. Is it permissible for a Muslim owned security company to provide a security system, monitoring and armed response to a business that deals primarily in the sale of alcohol. This involves a contract for installation of a security system at a cost after which the system is monitored also at a cost and in the event of an activation to respond by sending an armed guard to the site.

2. If this is prohibited in Shariah, what should one do with the monies that were collected?

3. In the event the contract cannot be terminated what solution is available?


1. Abstain from this.

2. You may use the money for paying taxes, rates, etc.

3. Make istighfaar.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)