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Old Lady Travelling Without Mahram

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Q: I am in Pakistan at present. When I go to SA can I bring my sister with me to Pakistan and let her return to SA with another female companion? She is in full hijab and is a widow of 60 years of age.

A. It is not permissible for even a 60 year old widow to travel without a Mahram. The Hadeeth that prohibits this makes no exceptions.

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