Muslima! She Does Not Travel Except With a Mahram

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One of the rulings of Islam concerning women is that a woman should not travel without a mahram, because travel is full of dangers and hardships and it is not right for a woman to face all this alone, without a mahram to protect her and take care of her.


So the Prophet (PBUH) forbade women to travel alone without a mahram; this is recorded in numerous Hadith, but it will suffice to quote just two of them here:

"A woman should not travel for three days except with a mahram."


"It is not permitted for a woman who believes in Allah (SWT) and the Last Day to travel the walking-distance of three days without a mahram."


All the Hadith on this topic state that the presence of a mahram is the condition for women's travel, except in cases of utter necessity as defined by the scholars, whose points of view differ somewhat.


In this way the Muslim woman is truly obedient to Allah (SWT), following His commands, heeding His prohibitions, and accepting His rulings. She adheres to the teachings of Islam and bears with patience any difficulties that may be involved in obeying Allah (SWT), even if this goes against many of the prevalent social ideas. She is filled with hope that she will ultimately be successful and victorious, as the Qur'an states:


(By [the Token of] Time [through the Ages], Verily Man is in loss, Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and [join together] in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy.) (Qur'an 103:1-3)

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