Women driving cars

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Women driving cars

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.


It will be permissible for women to drive cars if there is a genuine need, for example, the husband cannot drive or there is an emergency, there is no danger to the woman, the rules of hijaab are fully observed (which is her whole body including her face besides her hands and feet) and if she is driving without the company of mahrams then it should be within 48 miles.

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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