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Can one travel for Umrah as a Mahram with ones mother-in-laws sister? 

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. Can my mum go with my husband ie her son-in-law for umrah ? And her only sister stays with her and has no husband or children. Can she go with them as well ? 


A. A mother-in-law is a Mahram (prohibited in marriage). A mother-in-law’s sister is not a Mahram (not prohibited in marriage).

Hence, it will be permissible for ones husband to travel as a Mahram for his mother-in-law provided that there is no fear of Fitnah (temptation) between them. However, it will not be permissible for him to travel as a Mahram for his mother-in-law’s sister.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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