Praise be to Allaah.
We praise Allah,
may He be exalted, for having guided you to Islam and we ask Him, may He be
glorified and exalted, to make you steadfast in Islam and to increase you in
We appreciate your
concern about what is halaal and asking about the ruling on your work, and
we ask Allah to make good easy for you and to reward you, and to help you to
avoid evil and sin.
With regard to
your job, what appears to be the case is that it is not permissible to work
as the driver of a bus that carries adverts on its side for sinful matters
that incur punishment, such as ads for alcohol and immoral activities.
Working as a driver is not separate from those advertisements that are on
the bus he is driving. Based on that, it may truly be said concerning his
job that it is helping to promote those immoral actions and haraam things,
so this is helping in sin which Allah, may He be exalted, has forbidden in
the verse (interpretation of the meaning):
“Help you one
another in Al‑Birr and At‑Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do
not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allaah. Verily,
Allaah is Severe in punishment”
understand that Allah, may He be exalted, has not restricted halaal means of
earning a living and permissible work. And you should also understand that
whoever gives up something for the sake of Allah, Allah will compensate him
with something better than it. Allah, may He be exalted, says
(interpretation of the meaning):
fears Allaah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get
out (from every difficulty).
3. And He will
provide him from (sources) he never could imagine”
We ask Allah to
make it easy for you to find a good and blessed halaal source of provision.
Please see also
the answer to question no. 87788
And Allah knows