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Does a non-Muslim father/relative remain a non-stranger (Mahram) for a Muslim?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. I’m a female revert to Islam and I don’t have any Muslim Mahrams besides my non-Muslim father and brother. Can they be Mahram to me whilst travelling?


A. A Mahram i.e. one with whom marriage is not permitted remains a Mahram for a person even though they may be non-Muslims. Accordingly, it will be permissible for your non-Muslim father or brother to accompany you as your Mahram whilst travelling. (Badaai’-us-Sanaai’ 2/124)

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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