Home » Hanafi Fiqh » Askimam.org » As a doctor here in America it is difficult to avoid female patients. Some scholars have said this is OK because of lack of muslim doctors serving the community here, it this right? What can be done?

As a doctor here in America it is difficult to avoid female patients. Some scholars have said this is OK because of lack of muslim doctors serving the community here, it this right? What can be done?

As a doctor here in America it is difficult for me to avoid female patients. Some scholars have said this is OK because of lack of muslim doctors serving the community here, it this right? What can be done?

Answer

In principle, a female may consult a male doctor out of necessity. (Hidaaya)

It is better if this is done in the presence of a Mahram. However, if there are female doctors available, the woman should consult female doctors rather than male doctors.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Original Source Link

This answer was collected from Askimam.org, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

Read answers with similar topics: