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Question:01 Is it permissible for a woman to be a nurse, when her job at times consists of touching a ghair mahrams awra for medical examinations etc?

LUS QuestionsCategory: OthersQuestion:01 Is it permissible for a woman to be a nurse, when her job at times consists of touching a ghair mahrams awra for medical examinations etc?
adminadmin Staff asked 3 years ago

Question:01 Is it permissible for a woman to be a nurse, when her job at times consists of touching a ghair mahrams awra for medical examinations etc?

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adminadmin Staff answered 3 years ago

Answer: الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على سيدنا رسول الله وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين. In principle, it is permissible for a Muslim woman to become a nurse, as it is a profession that entails assisting and ensuring the well-being of others. However, there are certain practices which a Muslim nurse should avoid, such as looking at or touching the ‘awrah of others. A Muslim woman, in her capacity as a nurse, may treat male patients in extenuating circumstances and if no male alternatives are available. This is based on the grounds that medical treatment is considered a necessity. [1] And Allah Ta’ala knows best. [1] وقال في الجوهرة: إذا كان المرض في سائر بدنها غير الفرج يجوز النظر إليه عند الدواء، لأنه موضع ضرورة، وإن كان في موضع الفرج، فينبغي أن يعلم امرأة تداويها فإن لم توجد وخافوا عليها أن تهلك أو يصيبها وجع لا تحتمله يستروا منها كل شيء إلا موضع العلة ثم يداويها الرجل ويغض بصره ما استطاع إلا عن موضع الجرح اهـ فتأمل والظاهر أن ” ينبغي ” هنا للوجوب – رد المحتار على الدر المختار ٦/٣٧١