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Joining uncle for Hajj from a different country

Fatwaa ID: 2350

Asking from a female perspective. My uncle (moms brother) is going on Hajj this year from India. Is it permissible for me to join him from the US? Asking because he’s going to be coming from India and I would go from America so our hotels and everything will be different. Would it still be okay for me to do hajj like if he’s within the 48 mile radius?

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

Sister in Islam,
May Allaah Ta’aala bless you. May He take you for Hajj time after time in the correct manner. You are worried about having a mahram with you while there. What about the journey from America to Makkah? It is not permissible for a Muslim woman to undertake a journey of safar distance or more without the companionship of her husband or a mahram. This is in the best interests of the women. Her safety and well-being has been made a priority by the Shari’ah. This prohibition is applicable even if a mahram drops her off at the airport and another picks her up on the other side.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

11/06/1445 AH – 05/14/2024 CE | 944

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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