Q: Is it permissible to get your body massaged including the thighs and the glutes by a male masseur as long as lust is not perceived?
A: Avoid getting the thighs and glutes massaged. The massage must not be done by the opposite gender or a person who is attractive looking.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.