Channel: Faith IQ
Topics: Islam QA
Shaykh Omar Sueliman answers.
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So when you're treating some of these disabilities the way that you would treat any medical situation, then in these situations obviously, when the caretaker is of a different gender than they will have to at times engage in physical contact, obviously preferentially the person that's the caretaker would be of the same gender. So that's an effort that should be made. But the caretaker rarely has any say in that. And so yes, you could engage in necessary physical contact and outlets to help someone with their special needs.