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Is It Permissible To Talk to a Female Therapist Over Texts

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Answered by: Maulana Sibghat Ullah

Question 

Salam, I had to talk to a female therapist over texts, is this haram?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Answer:

If a male therapist is not available and you are in an extreme and dire situation then it will be permissible for you to get medical help from a female therapist [i].

One should be clear in mind not to use this as an excuse for unnecessary talk as that may lead one towards fitnah. [ii]

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Sibghat Ullah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

[i] Radul Mukhtar, Book of Looking and Touching, Vol 11, Page 691, Zia ul Quran publications: – it is allowed for a doctor to see patient according to its need.

[ii] Al Quran, Sura Nur, Verse 21: -O you who believe! do not follow the footsteps of Shaitan, and whoever follows the footsteps of Shaitan, surely, he instructs the doing of indecency and evil.

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