Appling for a job that requires medical screening

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Q: I would like to ask that in armed forces screening or any other such sort of job where they need to screen you thoroughly, there is a medical stage screening where they fully uncover the applicant and the senior doctor checks him for any ailments or shortcomings that might deem him unfit. The question arise that doing such sort of uncovering of full body to a medical doctor will be permissible in shariat or not. If it is not permissible then who is sinful. Both?


A: It is not right. However, if you have to do it then beg Allah’s forgiveness. Like photography is impermissible but for certain needs that may not be absolutely essential if a person poses for a photograph then the right thing is to ask for forgiveness. The best thing is to be content with a simple job and don’t expose yourself in this manner.

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


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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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