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Assalamu 'alaykum,
The following question was answered by Shaykh Mustafa Jaffer.

Salaams & Duas
Ummulbanin Merali - Moderator - 'Aalim Network
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QUESTION:
Yesterday I went to give blood (as a blood donor).  It was a male 
doctor who inserted the needle, and obviously my arm was exposed to 
the doctor and he touched it in order to insert the needle.
I wasn't sure whether this is haraam considering he was a doctor, and 
he touched my arm in a proffessional capacity.  Have I committed a 
sin?  Would it have been better not to have given blood? In what ways 
can I atone/repent?

ANSWER:

In a professional situation like you just described, where there is no
alternate available then there is no sin. Repentance is only there if a sin
has been committed - for e.g. Was his touch on your arms arousing to you? It
is that which makes it Haram even in such professional situations.

Atonement stipulates that next time, before you donate blood, find out
if you can be served by lady doctors. If so then all the better. If not,
then proceed, but cautiously...

Wa Minallahit Tawfiq

Mustafa Jaffer




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