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Can Muslim Men Wear Uniforms at Work?

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Q: Is it permissible for males to take a job at a place where it is compulsory for employees to wear a uniform (a company branded shirt and pants)? I do not refer to places where the work may require it, such as work overalls for a diesel mechanic or a painter. I ask regarding office jobs, retail, computer support, waiters in a restaurant etc. Muslim businesses also have these uniform requirements for Muslim staff.


A: As long as there are no pictures of animate objects and symbols of disbelief and transgression, it will be permissible.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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