Applying for a job which requires an ID photograph

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Q: I wish to apply for a certain job. The company requires that I submit a photograph of myself with the C.V. I think it is for identification purposes if when one is selected for an interview – but I am unsure. Is it permissible to apply for this job? I already have passport/ID photos, so I could use these without having to take any more photographs.


A: If you have to, then make istighfaar and sincerely ask Allah’s forgiveness.

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


Answered by:

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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