Applying for a job in Radiology

Q: Can I work in this job?

“Radiology Support Workers are valued members of the Radiology department. We are now seeking to expand this team and are looking to recruit a caring, hardworking and enthusiastic individual. You should be reliable, self-motivated and flexible with excellent communication and inter-personal skills.

You will work closely with Radiologists, Radiographers, Administrative staff and other Radiographic Assistants. Duties will be in all areas of the department and include; assisting with patients and examinations, room preparation, data input onto the department computer system ordering and maintenance of department stock, general housekeeping, undertaking clerical duties and liaising with wards and clinicians.

We are a forward-looking department committed to training and role development.”

Amongst the requirments of working in a hospital is obviously respecting all people and treating all like equals. I worry that if I apply for the job saying that I agree with this, I’d be lying, because realistically it isnt true. For example, men and women arent equal and another example - what if a patient/co worker is homosexual, I dont agree and respect their haraam practices.

A: When you say that you agree then it should mean that you agree to respect them according to Islamic principles not according to their corrupt values. You do not have to make it known to them.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)