Fatwa: # 37579
Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aq...
Country: United States
Date: 9th April 2019


Male Birth Attendant


Is Male doctor is allowed to do delivery of a woman??waiting for your answer.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, it is preferable for the birth attendant or midwife to be a Muslim female. However, if necessary, a non-Muslim female or even a male may attend to the delivery.[1]

And Allah Ta‘ālā Knows Best.

Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



الأصل للشيباني ط قطر (٢/٢٣٨)

والسرة ليست من العورة، ولكن ما تحتها من العورة. فلا ينبغي أن ينظر إليه الرجل من الرجل والمرأة من المرأة حتى يأتي العذر. فإذا جاء العذر فلا بأس بالنظر إلى ذلك.

شرح مختصر الطحاوي للجصاص (٦/١٩٦)

يجوز للطبيب والقابلة النظر إلى العورة.

المبسوط للسرخسي (٩/٧٧)

والنظر إلى العورة عند الحاجة لا يوجب الفسق وإن تعمد ذلك، ألا ترى أن القابلة تنظر والختان والحافظة كذلك؟

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