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Woman go to umrah alone?

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1 Aurat (Mrs. Ahmed) jin k husband ne pahle 3 HAJJ kiye hoye hein. Us k 4 bache hein. Mrs. Ahmed UMRAH karma chahti hein lekin aub un ki mali condition achi nahen hay. Mrs. Ahmed k Rishtedar Mrs. Ahmed ko apne kharchey par UMRAH karana chahte hein. Jo UMRAH karana chah rahe hein wo apni family k saath ja rahe hein jin may ladies bhi hein. Mera sawal ye hay :-


Question : Kiya Mr. Ahmed akeli us family k saath UMRAH k liye Pakistan say Saudi Arabia safar kar sakti hein. Mrs. Ahmed k saath koi MAHRAM nahen hay. OR ya Mrs. Ahmed apne zahan mey ye rakhen k mein Pakistan sey Saudi Arabia Akeli safar kar rahi hoon.


Mrs. Ahmed ka bhayi Saudi Arabia may service karta hay. Wo wahan Mrs. Ahmed ko Air Port par mil jaye ga or Mrs. Ahmed apney bhayi k saath UMRAH Karengi. Ya koi aur condition jis k tahat Mrs. Ahmed UMRAH kar saken.


Aafaq Ahmed,



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Woman go to umrah alone

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Beloved brother in Islam, it is not as if the believing woman needs a mehram only to accompany her for the Hajj or Umrah pilgrimage; it is the command of Allah and His Messenger (saws) that a woman who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day should not travel a considerable distance to any destination without a mehram, for her own protection.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 2.194 Narrated by Abu Huraira

The Prophet (saws) said, "It is not permissible for a woman, who believes in Allah and the Last Day, to travel for (a duration of) one day and night except with a Mahram."


This Command of the prohibition of travel without a mehram is applicable to every travel of the believing woman, the duration of which exceeds a day and a night; but unfortunately, some people today have applied this law only to the travel to the Sacred House, but do not apply it to all the other travels they make.


The travel between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia by flight is only a couple of hours, and if the brother of Mrs. Ahmed will receive her in Jeddah and perform the Umrah with her, the majority of the scholars are of the opinion that there is absolutely no harm if Mrs. Ahmed wishes to undertake this journey of a couple of hours by flight to Jeddah without a mehram accompanying her.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,




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