Travelling with a mahram

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: My mum wishes to travel to Zambia for a period exceeding 14 days. She will be staying with her friends (all woman). My mum is 67 years old. I’ve told her I will accompany her during her journey i.e from Johannesburg to her destination drop her off and do the same for her return journey. Please advise if this is acceptable?

Bismillaah

A: Yes, you should accompany her during the journey. It is not permissible for her to travel alone without a mahram.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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