Travelling with a mahram

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

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?


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)