Women going to non-Muslim female doctors

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I dont understand – you say that a female should go to a female doctor, yet you firmly discourage especially females to study – isnt this double standards? Please explain.


A: If you wish to understand then you have women that are practising from their homes with all pardah requirements. You also have non-Muslim women physicians. What stops you from going to them? They are not obligated by the shar`ee laws.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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.

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