Answered by: Maulana Sibghat Ullah
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
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.