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Dear Burhan! I have a question regarding women pregnancy, it is allow in Islam that a woman birth hers baby in hospital? Especially befor (men doctors or women doctors). please answer My question as soon as possible.


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Baby birth male doctors

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In cases of emergency, especially if the matter involves life and death, the normal laws and boundaries of Islam would not apply. For example, if one fears dying of hunger and there is no lawful food available, there is absolutely no harm if one consumes food which would normally be prohibited for them. Similarly, if a woman is drowning or her life is threatened by an accident or fire, etc., the man will not honor the normal boundaries of being ‘mehram’ or ‘non-mehram’ but will try his best to save her life.


Thus in cases of emergency, the normal laws and boundaries of Islam would not apply, especially if it concerns a matter of life and death.


But in normal situations, including normal pregnancies, one who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day must indeed try to the best of one’s ability to make sure that all the laws and boundaries of Islam are honored; and make it a point and request the hospital and make sure that no ‘non-mehram’ males (including doctors) are available at the time of delivery.


If the believing husband or guardian does not care whether the gynecologist assisting the delivery of their believing wife/daughter is a male or female, or they did not even try to make sure and take prior precautions that no ‘non-mehram’ males are present at the time of delivery, etc.; then indeed they would be guilty of sin in the Sight of Allah Subhanah.


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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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