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Can sister go to Hajj without mehram ?

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my question is:  could you please tell me whether a lady get go for Hajj with her sister and her brother in law (sister's husband)  as the lady's husband is not yet ready to go.

can a lady go with her son, nephew?  how old should be the son and nephew?

brother, i will appreciate if you answer my questions.

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Can sister go to Hajj without mehram ?

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Q-1: could you please tell me whether a lady get go for Hajj with her sister and her brother in law (sister's husband)  as the lady's husband is not yet ready to go.

Dear Sister in Islam, it is not as if the woman needs a mehram only to accompany her for the Hajj pilgrimage; it is the command of Allah and His Messenger (saws) that she should not travel alone without a mehram for a considerable distance, 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 one day and night except with a Mahram."

 

Thus sister, in light of the above authentic narration of the Prophet (saws), the law of traveling with a mehram, is not for all women. The law is only for the believing women, who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day! It is not permissible for a woman, who believes in Allah and the Last Day, to travel a considerable distance without a mehram. It does not matter if the travel pertains to Hajj, or to any other destination; but unfortunately, the some people today have applied this law only to the Hajj travel, but do not apply it to all the other travels they make.

 

It would not be proper for a believing woman, who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day, to travel to a distant place without a mehram; thus it would not be appropriate for a believing woman to go to the Hajj pilgrimage with her sister or her sisters husband.

 

To perform the pilgrimage of Hajj, at least once in a lifetime, is a right due to Allah Subhanah from His believing slaves. But if a woman is healthy and Allah has blessed her with His Bounty, and she intends to perform the Hajj pilgrimage; but cannot find a mehram to accompany her, it is not obligatory on her to perform the Hajj. In such a case, there will be no sin on her.

 

Q-2: can a lady go with her son, nephew?  how old should be the son and nephew?

Sons and nephews are mehrams, and it is absolutely permissible for a believing woman to travel in their company; provided the son or the nephew are at least beyond the age of puberty.

 

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Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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