Women leaving the home

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham

Answered by Molana Muhammad Adnan


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.



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.


Written by Molana Muhammad Adnan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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