Women seeing other women’s awrah

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A lady suffers from severe back pain especially after labour. Is it allowed for her to hire a lady to massage her with oils and bathe her?

Zaynab El-Kateb:

Yes, if she needs to do this massage of her back as a medical treatment by a therapist, then it is allowed. But why to bath her? A woman can look at other women’s “awrah” only in case of serious necessity. If the sister can take a bath by herself then it is not allowed for a woman to see her.



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