ummtaalib Posted January 31, 2013 Report Share Posted January 31, 2013 Travelling without a Mahram for a Holiday Question Q. Is it permissible for a married woman to accompany (with / without husband's permission) a disabled, wheelchair-bound single female friend on a distant holiday? Both women insinuate that it is actually rewarding for the married woman because she is actually "assisting" a disabled friend. (Query published as received) Answer It is not permissible for either of them to travel over the safar distance (78Kms) without their own respective husbands or Mahrams. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has clearly prohibited this in the following words: “It is not permissible for her (the wife) to leave the home without the permission of her husband and it is not permissible for a woman to travel the journey of three days (the Safar distance) without being accompanied by a Mahram” (as-Sunan al-Kubra by Bayhaqi, Hadith #: 10420, Narrated by Ibn Umar) AndAllah Knows Best Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed Fatwa DepartmentJamiatul Ulama (KZN) Council of MuslimTheologians 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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