Ladies - Can They Consult with a Male Doctor?
  • Questions:

    Is it Islamically permissible for a woman to consult with a male doctor, especially in cases where physical examination is necessary?

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    The Islamic injunctions of gender interaction require males to be treated and physically examined by males, females by females.

    If the matter is related to life and death and there is no female physician available to treat or examine the female muslim patient, then it would be permitted for that specific circumstance, as a necessity.

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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