Male consulting a female doctor

Q: We have a family doctor who is a female. My wife is satisfied with her treatment. She is qualified and taking care whenever we need. I am also satisfied with her but since she is a female and sits with us in order to administer the treatment when we get sick, and during conversation I have to face her which is hard to avoid, I am hesitating and concerned about the Shari’ah, what it directs us in this matter? Should I find another male doctor or I can continue with her? Please Advise me in this matter?


A: You should consult a male doctor for your treatment.

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

وأما النظر إلى الأجنبيات فنقول يجوز النظر إلى مواضع الزينة الظاهرة منهن وذلك الوجه والكف في ظاهر الرواية كذا في الذخيرة وإن غلب على ظنه أنه يشتهي فهو حرام (الفتاوى الهندية 5/329)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)