Female studying alone in a foreign country

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Q: I am from India but currently I am pursuing M.B.B.S in Dhaka where I live alone (without my family) in the girls hostel. This is my final year of M.B.B.S.

When I came to Dhaka I had no concept of deen, purdah , etc. and I was completely unaware about the fact that according to our Shari’ah, a girl is not supposed to stay so far without her mahram. Also I came across the fact that all my ibadat; be that namaaz, roza, duaa, any good deed , etc. is not valid while I stay in such conditions without any mahram. I am in need of advice, what should I do?


A: This is not the right way. You should go back to your parents.

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


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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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