QuestionsCategory: Quran & HadithIslamic Inquiry On becoming a female pediatric ER doctor
Samsun Nahar asked 3 months ago

Assalamualaikum, I am a female Muslim and would like to become a Pediatric Emergency Room Doctor. Is it permissible for me to become one, considering that I want to work in the U.S. and possibly other countries as well? Also, I know that I can be a doctor and my patients would be youngsters but there would be needed interactions between non-mahrams such as other doctors and the patient’s family. Also, I would need to pray the obligatory prayers, so as long as I wear gloves for my patients, my wudu would stay even if I am touching a young male patient, correct? I am in a tight spot and confused as to what I may do. Please advise my concern. Thank you very much.