Q: I recently applied for a Florist Assistant role within a busy corporate florist and plant company in London. They distribute flowers in vases to offices, restaurants, bars and pubs etc. The clients would then put these vases, filled with flowers/plants on display in their businesses. I don’t think I will personally be delivering them, just cleaning the vases and preparing the flowers.
Some of the customers will be pubs and bars, and some of these offices may hold haram businesses in them like insurance companies etc. Some other haram elements may also exist in these businesses. Will this position be permissible for me, as per job description and will the remuneration be lawful?
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A: The role of a Florist assistant, as described in the question, is permitted. Non-Muslims are not obligated by Islamic laws in their own lands. Even in Muslim lands their trade in alcohol and non-halal food is permitted. Therefore, any remuneration received from such companies is lawful for you to receive.