Pearl of Wisdom

Whoever would like to know that Allah loves him must work in the obedience of Allah and follow us. Has he heard not the speech of Allah, Mighty and Exalted, to His Prophet (SAWA): Say, 'lf you love Allah...?'

Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
al-Kafi, v. 8, p. 14, no. 1

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Question : #457 Category: Medical Issues
Subject: male gynecologists with female patients
Question: Over here in States most of the gynecologists are male and sometimes it
becomes very difficult to find a good doctor close to home. In States I
have seen many Muslim ladies going to male doctors who deliver their
babies.

Can Muslim women go to male gynecologists ?
Answer: The rule regarding this is that a person is required to see a doctor of the same sex when touching and examination of the private parts are involved.

Exceptions can be made when there is an emergency or a lack of availability of a doctor of the same sex. Also, when there is a question of competence, a person can opt for a more qualified doctor of the opposite sex if the issue of competence is vital to one's health.

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