Woman travelling with a driver for short distances

Q:

1. Can a woman travel in a car with a driver within 3-5 km? If the woman sits in the back seat and and the windows are open so that the people outside can clearly see inside, will that be permissible?

2. Can two women travel in the car with the driver within 3-5 km? If they sit in the back seat and the windows are open?

A:

1. She should not be alone with a non mahram in the car. There should be one or two other people seated with her at the back.

2. As above.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)