Muslim women studying medicine.

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My question is regarding muslim women studying medicine. A question similar to mine has been answered before but I was wondering if you could please advise me on my situation as it is slightly different to the query in the similar question.

I wish to study medicine, I have taken a gap year with the intention of re-applying. I intend on treating female patients only, once I have graduated, however while studying I may have to treat males. Though I will try my best to avoid such situations where I have to treat males, there may be a time where I have to. Please can you advise me on what to do.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Sister in Islam,

It is apparent from your question that treating males while studying medicine is bothering you. Alhamdulillah, this due to your consciousness of your Imān, Rasūlullah sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam says:

إِذَا حَاكَ فِي نَفْسِكَ شَيْءٌ فَدَعْهُ

When there is doubt in your heart concerning something, then leave it[1] 

Accordingly, you should choose another option.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muntasir Zaman

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1]  مسند أحمد ط الرسالة (36/ 497)

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