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Elderly women performing umrah without mahram

Fatwaa ID: 554

Question:
As-salaam alaikum mufti sahib,

Can two elderly women perform Umrah together without a Mahram?

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is not permissible for a woman or a group of women to travel a distance of safar without each of their respective husbands or mahrams. They must be accompanied by their respective husbands or mahrams during the travel. This is applicable irrespective of whether they are young or elderly. Likewise, this is applicable for all journeys, including that of Hajj and ‘umrah.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

07/17/1444 AH – 02/08/2023 CE | AMG3-3316

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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