Is Genetic Couselling allowed in Islam
I want to study to become a genetic counsellor (to only work with female patients) and I want to know if it’s allowed in Islam. Also for Muslim patients to seek genetic counselling if it’s allowed.
Please google search as I understand it’s uncommon. Quick definition of genetic counselling is: “someone who helps individuals, couples and families understand and adapt to the medical, physiological, familial and reproductive implications of the genetic contribution to specific conditions.”
Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
From our research and understanding, we do not see any problem with genetic counseling.
If the laws of Hijab etc are all fulfilled, it will be permissible for a female to become a genetic counselor.
A competent person who takes this up can also use it as a means of drawing people closer to Allah.