Male Gynaecologist: Western and Islamic Perspectives

Authors

  • Ramizah Wan Muhammad

Abstract

This paper addresses the issue on the Shari’ah ruling pertaining to the permissibility or impermissibility of a male Muslim to be a gynaecologist or a female patient visiting a male gynaecologist. This paper looks at the subject from a humanistic approach and the sacred job of being the first person to welcome a baby, a sinless and pure person, coming to this world. The author looks at the humanistic approach to why a gynaecologist chooses such a noble profession in Islam. The paper is based upon relevant sources and insights derived from many scholars, some male and female gynaecologists and the like. The verses from the Holy Quran and the traditions of the Prophet SAW are referred to. The paper also argues from the perspective of the necessity on what is permissible and what is prohibited. The paper concludes, based on several evidences that it is permissible for a male Muslim to be in this profession but they must be sensitive to the feeling of patients and should take all measures to make them feel at home. Patients, however, may be comfortable with a female gynaecologist.

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Published

2022-06-22

How to Cite

Wan Muhammad, R. . (2022). Male Gynaecologist: Western and Islamic Perspectives. Revelation and Science, 12(1). Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/revival/index.php/revival/article/view/298