Going to female for a massage for medical reasons

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I have sluggish blood circulation problem and severe anemia leading to weak heart and CHD. I do not wish to take the allopathic treatment which only eventually leads to operations. I have been advised to take body massage as alternative. Can I take massage by ayurvedic lady doctor? I am married with grown up children.


A: The risk of haraam exists in spite of you being grown up and old. If there is no alternative but this treatment then let it be in the presence of your wife or children.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)