Can a Woman Go to Hajj With Her Sister and Her Borther in Law?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: A sister in Bangladesh is wanting to go to hajj and claims that her husband is in no mental state to take her. Her three sons cannot return back to Bangladesh to accompany their mother.

The mother is now asking whether she would be able to go along with her older sister and her sister’s husband (her brother-in-law), to Hajj?

Answer: assalamu alaykum

According to some scholars, such as those of the Hanafi school, there is no obligation of Hajj on a woman who cannot find a mahram to accompany her.

Other scholars, however, allow women to travel without a mahram for the obligatory Hajj on condition that she be accompanied by a group of upright individuals or even a single upright woman. Some scholars allowed a woman to travel alone for the obligatory Hajj provided the journey was safe.

Given these opinions and the circumstances surrounding the woman you describe, she may go to Hajj without a mahram accompanied by her sister and brother-in-law or another group of people

[Ustadh] Salman Younas

Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

قال النووي في المجموع: قد ذكرنا تفصيل مذهبنا في حج المراة وذكرنا ان الصحيح أنه يجوز لها في سفر حج الفرض أن تخرج مع نسوة ثقات أو أمراة ثقة ولا يشترط المحرم ولا يجوز في التطوع وسفر التجارة والزيارة ونحوهما الا بمحرم وقال بعض أصحابنا يجوز بغير نساء ولا امراة إذا كان الطريق آمناً وبهذا قال الحسن البصري وداود وقال مالك لا يجوز بامرأة ثقة وانما يجوز بمحرم أو نسوة ثقات وقال أبو حنيفة واحمد لا يجوز الا مع زوج أو محرم (ج.٨ ص.١٢-٢١١ ط. الارشاد)

قال الكاساني في بدائع الصنائع: وأما الذي يخص النساء فشرطان أحدهما أن يكون معها زوجها أو محرم لها فإن لم يوجد أحدهما لا يجب عليها الحج (ج.٢ ص.١٢٣ ط. العلمية)

قال الحطاب في مواهب الجليل: ويشترط في وجوب الحج على المرأة أيضا وجود زوج أو محرم فإن لم يكن لها محرم ولا زوج فيجب عليها الخروج للحج في الفرض في رفقة مأمونة (ج.٣ ص.٤٨٨ ط. الفكر)

Ustadh Salman Younas graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. After studying the Islamic sciences online and with local scholars in New York, Ustadh Salman moved to Amman. There he studies Islamic law, legal methodology, belief, hadith methodology, logic, Arabic, and tafsir.

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