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Must a woman practice her study of medicine?

The third and fourteenth questions of Fatwa no. 6908
Q 3: I feel a heavy responsibility as a female doctor. Can I be truly a committed Muslim woman and avoid all sins? I search my deeds every day, and I always find myself sinful in some matter. I am afraid that if I quit medicine completely and stay at home, my Lord will ask me about my knowledge of medicine and what I have done with it, especially that my study costs my family and my country a lot. Q 14: Some people claim that women's working as doctors is a collective obligation, while others claim that there is no need for women to work as doctors due to
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the trials they might meet in their work; men should do their part out of necessity. What is your opinion?
A: First, you should fear Allah (Exalted be He) as He should be feared as much as you can, and do your best to help your patients, while performing the duties that Allah has enjoined on you, such as Salah (Prayer) and other obligations. At the same time, you should avoid all that Allah (Exalted be He) has prohibited. If you are unable to help the patients for some reason, there is no sin on you. Allah (Exalted be He) says: Allâh burdens not a person beyond his scope. And: So keep your duty to Allâh and fear Him as much as you can Second, it is permissible for a woman to treat women. However, it is impermissible for her to mix with men at the work place. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'

Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz



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