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Assalamu 'Alaykum

The following question was kindly answered by Dr Takim.

Salaams & Duas
Ummulbanin Merali - Moderator - 'Aalim Network


On the basis of medical ground (instructed by doctor) one person (male) has 
to do swimming exercise. It was ideal to take part in the swimming sessions 
provided only for men. But  because of different environment no such facility is 
available. Whereas in some  periods of the time table of the swimming pool (for  
example very in the early morning) the condition of the pool is so that the 
number of attendees is low.  And in these sessions
either none or very few female may attend the for swimming . So the pool
will not so crowded and the person can keep enough distance from the
possible female attendees. 

If the person tries his best to follow the Islamic rule of not looking to Na 
Mahram, is he allowed to attend such a session or it is Haram?


It is necessary that the  brother in question take all precautions so that
he does not expose himself to that which is haram. If (as you have stated in 
your question) it is essential that he goes swimming due to medical reasons and 
he is confident that women do not frequent the pool in the early morning period, 
then if, by chance, women do turn up, he must leave the pool immediately due to 
the possibility of haram acts occuring.

Allah knows best

Yours in Islam

Liyakatali Takim

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