Doctor offering his assistance in flight

Q: During air travel, sometimes it is announced that medical aid is needed for a patient. If a doctor or nurse is on board, should they contact the staff.

I am a a general physian and kidney specialist. Is it a sin not to let them know of myself being a doctor. All required facilities are of course not available on board.

A: If you are able to treat the person and there is nobody around then it is wrong for you to refuse to help.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)