Travelling with a non-mahram


1. Is it permissible for a woman to sit in the passenger seat of a car which is being driven by a non mahram man?

2. Is it permissible for a woman to sit behind a non mahram man on a motorbike or bicycle?

3. Is it permissible for a non mahram man and a non mahram woman to sit next to each other?

A: 1 & 3.   This creates serious doubts and one cannot rule out the element of fitnah. She must not at all sit alongside the driver. She may sit at the back with another person.

2. She should totally refrain from sitting behind a non mahram on a motorbike.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)