[Q-ID0381] Can a husband go into the labour room with his wife?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: can a husband go into labour room with his wife? Meaning at the hospital where birth is given to children, when his wife is due to give birth.

Questioner: A sister from UK

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

If there is some necessity then there is no harm in him going because the assurance a husband can give [to his wife] at such a difficult time is not achievable by others. However, if it is not necessary for him to go then the husband should not go without reason. This is because in the presence of lady doctors who are non-mahram it will be difficult for him to avoid eye contact with them. And in this day and age there is a fear of becoming occupied in sin [with his eyes] especially in your country [United Kingdom].

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri

Translated by Abu Zayn

Read the original answer in Urdu here – [Q-ID0381] Can a husband go into labour with his wife?

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