Pearl of Wisdom

When asked about the reason for the occultation, Imam al-Sadiq (AS) replied, 'For a reason that we are not allowed to reveal to you. I [i.e. 'Abdullah b. al-Fa l] asked, 'What is the wisdom behind his occultation?' He said, 'The wisdom behind his occultation is the same wisdom behind the occultation of Allah's proofs before him. Certainly the wisdom behind it will not be disclosed until after his reappearance... Verily this command is among the commands of the Almighty Allah, a secret from among the secrets of Allah, a thing of the unseen from among the unseen things of Allah. When we acknowledge that he is All-Wise, we also acknowledge that all His actions are wise, even though the reason behind them may be undisclosed.'

Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
Kamal al-Din, p. 482, no. 11 (narrated by 'Abdullah b. Fadl al-Hashimi)

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Question : #443 Category: Social Interaction
Subject: wokring in western society
Question: Is it permissible to work in a restaurant that serves pork and alcoholic beverages?
Answer: Serving alcoholic beverages to others is prohibited even if the one to whom they are served considers them lawful.

The permissibility of serving pork to someone who considers it lawful is not unlikely although selling it is without a doubt disallowed. And a Muslim hiring himself out for a forbidden task is rendered invalid and the taking of wages for this is prohibited. There is no objection to taking possession (of money) in return for work done as a means of rescuing it from someone whose wealth is not honored.
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Does this ruling also apply to washing dishes and similar things there?
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It is the same for washing dishes if they serve the purpose of drinking alcoholic beverages in them or serving them (the dishes) to the drinker.

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