Can I Be Alone With Men To Test Their Eyes?      

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

I am a sister, who is studying to become an optometrist (i.e. to see if people need glasses and the health of their eyes), am I allowed to test men’s eyes and be alone in the room with them as I test them?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

There are, Alhamdulillah, many practicing Muslim women in your intended field. They find ways around being in unlawful seclusion–which remains unlawful, such as keeping the door open enough for people outside to see. If you talk to other practicing Muslim optometrists serious about the Shariah, you’ll see that there are many ways around these concerns.

And Allah alone gives success.

Faraz Rabbani


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