Lodging a complaint against a doctor

Q: My wife died (May Allah forgive her) during the delivery of a baby. It happened because of wrong treatment and laziness of the doctor. As a muslim I know that the day of death is fixed from Allah. I am worried about cause of death. I take a decision  to lodge a complaint against doctor and hospital but I don’t want her post mortam after her death, that’s why I refuse to lodge a complaint. I want to ask what our religion says about lodging a complain against the doctor, when we knew it happened because of their mistak. (I belive she had to die the same day and same time). Can I pray to Allah to punish such doctors badly. The purpose of complain to court or medical board is only to save others from that doctor and even that doctor has done successful operations.


A: You may write up to him in his personal capacity that he should be cautions and careful in the future.

No as it was not something deliberate.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)