Is There Any Leeway for a Woman To Specifically Fly Without a Mahram

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Fatwa ID: 06032

 

Answered by: Alimah Safiyya-Maryam Ahmed

 

Question:

 

Is there any leeway for a woman to specifically fly without a Mahram, considering a Mahram will drop her and pick her up from the airport?

 

 

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

 

Answer:

 

This will not be permitted unless there is an absolute need such as an illness, death, unmissable appointment or the like. The Ahadith surrounding women only travelling with a Mahram are stringent and in place for the betterment of society. The Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) stated, “It is not lawful for a woman who believes in Allah and the Last Day that she travels the distance of a day and a night except with a mahram.” This equates to 48 miles according to today’s measurement.

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Safiyya-Maryam Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

والمحرم من لا يجوز له مناكحتها على التأبيد بقرابة أو رضاع أو صهرية كما في التحفة… قوله في سفر: هو ثلاثة أيام و لياليها فيباح لها الخروج الى ما دونه لحاجة بغير محرم… و يؤيده حديث الصحيحين “لا يحل لامرأة تؤمن بالله واليوم الاخر ان تسافر مسيرة يوم وليلة الا مع ذي محرم عليها (رد المحتار, كتاب الحج, صفحة ٤٦٤, الجزء الثالث, دار عالم الكتب)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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