Fatwa ID: 03050
Answered by: Molana Tahsin Alam
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah
what is the fatwa for care workers who has to perform personal care looking at other people's awra?
Is it jaiz if they perform it to same-gender only? What if they perform it to other gender?
Usually, the employer doesn't allow them to restrict to same-gender patients. If someone tries the best to avoid other gender is it allowed?
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh
In principle, one should not look at another’s ʿawrah at all, this prohibition even stronger when there is a fear of fitnah (temptation) or regarding the opposite gender. It will only be permissible to manage patients of the same gender or elderly patients of both genders with the condition that no lust is present.
Written by Molana Tahsin Alam
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
Burhān al-Dīn al-Marghīnāni, al-Hidāyah, volume 7 pg. 197.