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Saying no to massage request

Fatwaa ID: 409

Question:
Asalamualaykum wrwb
Question from someone

Is it wrong to say no to a grandmother (who the family feels might be aroused by females and males even if they’re her own grandkids) When she asks for a massage? She gets upset if they say no. She has been known to to show her Awrah and want ppl to massage areas that one feels uncomfortable doing.

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

At the outset, it is incorrect to assume or accuse her of the above unless you are certain. There could be other reasons or difficulties she is going through. Nevertheless, a person may refuse to give her a massage. They are not obligated to give her a massage, especially if she wants to be massaged on uncomfortable areas. The family may consider getting her a massage chair or something of that nature.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

06/24/1444 AH – 01/17/2023 CE | AML1-6891

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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