Has Varicose Veins Eczema and May Need to Expose Her Body to Male Trainer
Fatwa No: 453460

Question

healthSalam Alaikum,I have been dealing with skin conditions suck as eczema and now it further went to having varicose veins eczema. I didnt accept my doctors advice to be referred to personal trainers who are majority male to help me with my condition if left untreated can cause me complications . I wanted to ask if I am permitted to get help from a male personal trainer and it would require me to expose my body by wearing tight leggings , top and sometimes to strip down to my undergarments . I hope you can help me with this issue.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

The basic principle is the impermissibility for a woman to be treated by Non-Mahram doctors if there are female doctors, even if they are non-Muslims, especially for this type of illness whose treatment necessitates uncovering such parts of the body.

If you cannot find a female doctor – even if she is not a Muslim – and the necessity requires to be treated by a male doctor, then there is nothing wrong with that, provided that a Mahram or husband attends.

You should only uncover the part needed to be diagnosed and seek out the doctors who are trustworthy.

We ask Allah the Almighty to heal you.

We advise you to supplicate Allah as much as possible and perform Ruqyah.

Allah Knows Best.

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