Category: Miscellaneous
Fatwa#: 38481
Asked Country: Canada

Answered Date: Aug 13,2017

Title: Can a women take out her niqaab to study medicine?


Assalamualikum , 


I have been wondering if it would be permissible to take of niqab while studying in any medical feild. Specifically for someone who works or wants to pursue a career in ob-gyn, as a doctor, or a nurse.


Thank you. JazakAllah khair.


It is not permissible for a woman to expose her face in the presence of non-mahram men unless there is an absolute need which is acceptable in Shari’ah and such a need which cannot be fulfilled without exposing the face[i].

We are living in a time wherein lustful glances and immorality are rampant. Shari’ah emphasises on avoiding all avenues of immorality to the best of one’s ability. The evils and immoralities in colleges, universities and in the professional world are common and well known.

A believer’s focus should be on maintaining his/her Islamic values, morality and chastity over and above everything else. 


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammed Al-Ameen Bin Moulana Ismail Akoo

Student Darul Iftaa

Newcastle; KZN, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.




اللباب في شرح الكتاب \كتاب الحظر و الإباحة

الجزء 4\صفحة 162

المكتبة العلمية، بيروت - لبنان

ونصه:«قال في الدر: فحل النظر مقيد بعدم الشهوة، وإلا فحرام، وهذا في زمانهم، وأما في زماننا فمنع من الشابة، قهستاني وغيره اهـ»


فتح القدير\يدخل المحرم مكة و توجه الى عرفات ووقف بها

الجزء 2/ صفحة 514

ونصه:«ودلت المسألة على أن المرأة منهية عن إبداء وجهها للأجانب بلا ضرورة، وكذا دل الحديث عليه».


النهر الفائق\فصل

الجزء 2/صفحة 98

دار الكتب العلمية

ونصه:« دلت المسألة على أنها لا تكشف وجهها للأجانب أي لا يحل لها ذلك»


جامع الرموز\كتاب الكراهية

الجزء 2\ صفحة 306-305

Adab Manzil Karaachi-Pakistaan

 2/305 ونصه: «وشُرط لحل النظر إليها وإليه الأمن بطريق اليقين عن شهوة أي ميل النفس إلى القرب منها أو منه أو المس لها أو له مع النظر».


فتاوى محمودية\باب الحجاب

الجزء 19\ صفحة 168

دار الإفتاء جامعة فاروقية


احسن الفتاوى\ كتاب الحظر و الإباحة

الجزء 8\ صفحة 37-36-35



(Mughni l-Muhtaj 4/203, Tuhfat al-Muhtaj 7/193)

قال إمام الحرمين الجويني (ت 478 هـ): اتفق المسلمون على منع النساء من الخروج سافرات الوجوه


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