Care workers looking at patients awrah

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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.[1]


Only Allah SWT alone knows best.

Written by Molana Tahsin Alam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1]Burhān al-Dīn al-Marghīnāni, al-Hidāyah, volume 7 pg. 197.



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