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Is being a taxi driver a halal or haram job for Muslim brothers?

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Assalam alay kum Muslim brothers and sisters,
Sometimes I wonder what is halaal or haraam in Islam, because I see muslim brothers driving taxis, who have done the hajj and umrah, read namaz 5 times a day and go to mosques and then they go to supermarkets picking non muslim peoples shopping up, with their own hands and put into their own cars, which contains all sorts of haraam foods eg. alcohol, dog food, haraam meat etc. Also my muslim brothers go collect drunk people on fiday nights when they can be sick in their car. I was wondering whether this is a respectable job for muslim brothers to do seeing as it involves all sorts of haraam items? So would being a taxi driver be a halaal living or haraam living?


Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah’s guidance)

Carrying disobedient people and sinners to their places of enjoyment or sin is forbidden. It is a kind of cooperation in their sin. Allaah Ta’ala Says: {And cooperate in righteousness and piety, but do not cooperate in sin and aggression. And fear Allaah; indeed, Allaah is severe in penalty.}[Quran 5:2].

Similarly, carrying their wine or taking wages against this service is also forbidden. The prophet (saw) cursed ten people who have involvement in wine; one of them is the bearer of it.

Taking wages from this source is also a sin. Ibn Wahb asked Ibn ‘Umar and said: ‘I have carrying-camels in the market, and the profit of them is allocated to be spent in charity, they carry food and sometime, if there is no food, they carry wine. He answered: ‘Its price (i.e. wine’s), its wages and every thing related to it is forbidden and should be abandoned.’

A taxi driver should as far as possible avoid non Muslim females in his taxi by diverting the route to a non-Muslim. As for Muslim females, they should also be avoided and by diverting the route to a non Muslim female taxi driver.

So, you are not allowed to carry women, dissolute people or their wine etc, in your car and you should not take wages against such work.

We supplicate Allaah to provide you the best customers and grant you lawful provision.

And Only Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.

Moulana Qamruz Zaman
London, UK

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