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I want to know that, can a woman travel alone?

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I want to know that, can a woman travel alone? if yes then how many kilometers she allowed to travel alone, or if not then with whom she can travel if husband is not with him. 

 

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Journey travel of women


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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."

 

In light of the above authentic narration of the Prophet (saws), the law of traveling with a male mehram relative is not for all women. The law is only for those believing women who sincerely believe in Allah and the Last Day! It is not permissible for a believing woman, who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day, to travel a considerable distance which would take more than 24 hours without being accompanied by a male mehram relative.

 

Thus it is not the number of kilometers or the distance itself which would determine whether it is lawful or unlawful for a believing woman to undertake a journey alone, but rather the time it takes to cover that distance.

 

The believing woman may travel or undertake a journey which would take more than 24 hours with any male relative of hers, if her husband is not able to accompany her.like her father, her grand-father, her father-in-law, her paternal or maternal uncles, her adult brothers, her adult sons, etc.

 

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