Female studying alone in a foreign country

Q: I am from India but currently I am pursuing M.B.B.S in Dhaka where I live alone (without my family) in the girls hostel. This is my final year of M.B.B.S.

When I came to Dhaka I had no concept of deen, purdah , etc. and I was completely unaware about the fact that according to our Shari'ah, a girl is not supposed to stay so far without her mahram. Also I came across the fact that all my ibadat; be that namaaz, roza, duaa, any good deed , etc. is not valid while I stay in such conditions without any mahram. I am in need of advice, what should I do?

A: This is not the right way. You should go back to your parents.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)