Is a woman counted as a mahram for a non-related woman when travelling ?

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Women travelling with other women without a mahram


Is a woman counted as a mahram for a non-related woman when travelling and in other cases, or not?

Praise be to Allaah.

A woman cannot be a mahram for anyone else.

The mahram is a man who is forbidden for marriage to the woman because of blood ties, such as her father or brother; or a mahram through marriage, such as her husband, husband’s father or husband’s son; or a father or son through ridaa’ (breastfeeding, i.e., the father or son of the woman who breastfed her), and so on.

It is not permissible for a man to be alone with a non-mahram woman or to travel with her, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“No woman should travel except with a mahram” (saheeh, agreed upon).

And he (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “No man is alone with a woman, but the third one present with them is the Shaytaan” (narrated by Imaam Ahmad and others, from the hadeeth of ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) with a saheeh isnaad).

And Allaah is the Source of strength.

Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah li Samaahat al-Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him), vol. 8, p. 336

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Posted on July 27, 2015, in Acts of Worship / Ibaada'h, Purification of the Soul / Manners / Character / Etiquette, Women in Islam / Childrens Upbringing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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