Working where alcohol is sold

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

I am Working for a trading company as an accountant where a number of goods are traded like bikes shampoos soaps batteries but of late my boss has started trading alcohol and I am supposed to write accounts for this as well as release containers what do I do about this as I believe my salary is haraam now and its difficult to find a new job kindly advise

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Brother it does not behove to work in an atmosphere wherein a haraam product is being sold, and your job is to record its sales etc.. We understand jobs are hard to find and keep, but you should strive to find another halaal job.
Until then, continue with the present job. You should assume that your salary is from your work in the other halaal products. However, we cannot rule with certainty that your job is halaal, but Allah swt sees the intentions of His slaves. If your intentions are correct and you abhor the work in the alcohol section, InshaAllah Allah swt will soon grant you a better halaal job.

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