My Tenant Opened a Liquor Store

My Tenant Opened a Liquor Store

Q: I own a shopping center and leased it out to a non-Muslim who opened a liquor store. Is the lease payment that I am receiving halal or haram? I am not drinking it, selling it, or buying it.
Answer
In principle, it is not permissible to lease a premises for the sale of intoxicants.

We suggest you approach the tenant and explain him the Shar’ee (religious) implications of His liquor store on your premises and request him to kindly relocate. Till the expiry of the lease, it is preferred that the income accrued from the liquor shop be given in charity.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

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