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can a muslim woman be a physiotherapist and treat male patients?

asked 1512 missme's gravatar image


A Muslim woman can be a physio. It would appear, however, (and I stress ‘appear’) that it is not permissible for her to treat male patients; because treating men would require looking at them, touching them, and (possibly) being in seclusion with them.

The only exception would be treatment given in cases of ‘dire need’, where treatment by a female medical practitioner is the only treatment available; and where such treatment cannot be delayed (this might account for the alleged treatment given by Hazrat Khadija to men injured in battle - reference Bro Askislam).

I hope this helps.

(May 21 at 08:20) Paulus Paulus's gravatar image

I think it's allowed as hazrat khadija used to provide first aid service to those who got injured during the battle.

answered (suspended) Askislam2014's gravatar image
edited May 21 at 14:50

Your history is wrong man. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was in Mecca at that time. There were no wars during that period in Mecca.

(May 21 at 18:04) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image
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