Women leaving the home

Fatwa ID: 02172

Answered by Molana Muhammad Adnan

Question:

Hazrat is it permissable for a husband and wife to go outside for a walk for exercise and recreation providing she is covered of course.

Answer:

Bismillah

Allah Ta‘ālā has directed women in the Quran:

 “And remain in your homes” (Ahzaab: 33)

The verse highlights that women should primarily remain in their homes. This is in keeping with shame and modesty. If a woman has a need to leave the home, she may do so observing the laws of Hijaab which is:

•        She should be completely covered in a manner that her form and shape of her body are concealed.

•        The recreational spot should not be accommodated by any un-Islamic activities, like iIntermingling of genders,  music, alcohol etc

•        Ideally, the husband or a Mahram should accompany her if it is lesser than 78 km. If it is more, the Mahram has to accompany her.

(Al-Mahmood)

Written by Molana Muhammad Adnan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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