Federal Territories Mufti Says It Is Haram For Eateries To Serve 'Fake Milo' To Customers

"The concept of profit in the eyes of Islam is not through cheating and mischievous tactics."

According to the Federal Territories Mufti Ustaz Datuk Seri Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, it is "haram" for employees of eateries to secretly substitute Milo for cheaper chocolate drinks

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He wrote a Facebook post on 5 February to answer a question sent to him via social media on Islam's view on restaurant owners using 'fake Milo' to gain profit.

The Mufti explained that the act is sinful due to "the element of cheating of the rights entitled to the customer" considering their expectations and the price they paid for a Milo drink

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"Both parties in the transaction have to be clearly aware of the item being sold, without any information being knowingly withheld," he added.

While Islam does not prohibit Muslims from gaining profit, Dr Zulkifli emphasised that there are guidelines to be followed

"The concept of profit in the eyes of Islam is not through cheating and mischievous tactics, but by mutual consideration or quid pro quo," the Mufti said.

The Federal Territories Mufti made headlines recently for gifting cakes to his Chinese neighbours in conjunction with Chinese New Year:

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