Travelling without a mahram

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: The followers of Imam Shafiee are permitted to travel as a group of woman over the Sharee distance of 78km. What is their proof for this? What is the ruling of a woman from the Hanafi fiqh to travel with a mahram? Is it fardh, wajib or sunnah?


A: Yes. Refer to their kitaabs like Kitaabul Umm.

It is fardh.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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