Can Women go to Hajj Without a Mahram?

 

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Fatwa ID: 03870

Answered by: Maulana Moinul Abu Hamza

 

Question

Can Muslim women go to hajj alone without a male companion?

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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

 

Answer:

It is not permitted for a woman to travel to Hajj unless she has her husband or a mahram travelling with her. This is due to the hadith of the Prophet (saw): “A woman is not to perform Hajj except when there is a mahram with her.”[1]

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Moinul Abu Hamza

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 


[1] Al-Hidayah, Imran Nyazee version, volume 1, page 400

 

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