Question ID: #2926
Question: concerning mahram
asalam alaikum

Q. can a woman go to hajj without a mahram but accompanied by a group of women going for hajj?
the lady lives in canada and none of her mahram is able to to go with her. i have approached two scholars getting conflicting answers. please answer as per Hanafi fiqa and assert the authority of your fatwa. JazakAllah.
Answered by: Ulamaa ID 04 (London)
Date: 09/03/2008 21:53pm


Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

It is not permissible for a woman to travel without a Mahram. However, if she done the Hajj without a Mahram, the Hajj (obligation) will be valid with dislikeness, but the account of her being involved in such a sin, she will have to Repent. (Hashiyatut Tahtawi pg. 728/ Aap ke Masaail aur unka hal vol. 4, pg. 82)

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, ‘It is not permissible for a female to travel without her Mahram for three days.’ (Mishkaat vol. 1/ Tirmidhi Vl.3 pg.472) The Jurists have calculated the journey of three days as 77 kms.

And Only allah Ta'ala Knows Best.

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