When a person is a caregiver for a Muslim, is it required for the caregiver to be of the same gender? Is it permissible to have one of the opposite gender?

Yes, having a caregiver that is the opposite gender is permissible because of the need, whether it is a caregiver for physical or emotional needs. And there are examples from the Prophet’s ﷺ time.

Shaykh Waleed Basyouni answers.


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