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Is it permissible for a muslim Woman get her Medical Treatment from non-mehrim Men?

As we see male doctors are treating non mehrim women, even some of them are ganocologist, I want to know about its permissibility in islam?

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In cases of necessity, it is permissible for a man to treat a woman, and for a woman to treat a man.

Narrated Ar-Rubayyi 'bint Mu'auwidh: We were in the company of the Prophet providing the wounded with water and treating them and bringing the killed to Medina (from the battle field) . SAHIH AL-BUKHARI[VOL:4, BOOK:52, NO.:133]

Bukhari In his book, Al-Fath, Al-Hafiz writes: "When necessary, it is permissible to treat strangers with whom one is not related or not consanguine. Therefore, looking at, probing, and touching, etc., in such cases are also allowed."

In Al-Adab al-Shar'iah Ibn Muflih writes: "If a woman is sick and no female doctor is available, a male doctor may treat her. In such a case the doctor is permitted to examine her, including her genitals. The same applies to a male doctor treating a sick man.

Ibn Hamdan says: "If a man is sick and there is no male doctor available to treat him, then he may be treated by a female doctor. She is permitted to examine him, including his genitals."

AlQadi writes: "A physician is permitted to look at a woman and her private parts in case of necessity. Likewise, if need be, a woman or a man is permitted to look at the private parts of a man." And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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