Can Widow Travel with Her Father in Law after Death of Her Husband

Fatwa ID: 04070

Answered by: Maulana Mohammed Kamran Abid

 

Question

 

Can a widow travel with her father in law after the death of her husband?

 

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

The relationship of a father-in-law is a relationship of a Mahram.[1] Therefore, it would be permissible for a daughter-in-law to travel with her father-in-law after the death of her husband if there is no fear of Fitna between them.

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mohammed Kamran Abid

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 


[1] ولا بامرأة ابنه وبني أولاده  لقوله تعالى: ﴿وَحَلائِلُ أَبْنَائِكُمُ الَّذِينَ مِنْ أَصْلابِكُمْ﴾ [النساء: ٢٣]  (al-Hidaya, vol. 3, pg. 9, Maktaba Bushra)

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