Going for a massage

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Kindly inform me is body massage haraam in Islam? If haram then kindly explain in which conditions is it haram?


A: It is permissible provided a woman massages a woman and a man massages a man and lust is not perceived by either one during the massage.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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