Q: I am a male masseur and I have a massage parlour which is for males only. Sometimes, my clients want me to massage an area that is regarded as satr e.g. thighs, buttocks, etc. Is it permissible for me to massage these areas?
A: Ensure that the satr is covered with a thick cloth.
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.