When the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America convenes later this year, the few dozen Islamic scholars will try to hammer out an answer to a question vexing the North American Muslim community:

How do Muslims reconcile the mandates of their faith with jobs that may require actions prohibited by Islamic law?

It’s a question that surfaced recently in Minneapolis, where Muslim cashiers at a Target store refused to scan pork products and taxi drivers refused to pick up airport passengers carrying alcohol. Muslim American leaders say they have been fielding a growing number of questions from congregants about such issues.


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