Travelling with one's mother and her mahram

Q: Is it permissable to travel with your mother's mahram whilst your mother is present? I don't have a mahram who can take me to go and see my sick nani. So is it permissable if I travel with my mother and my brother in law and his wife (which is my sister)? Pardah will be observed as well.

A: It is not permissible for you to travel without a mahram. The hadith has prohibited a woman from travelling without a mahram. Your brother in law is your mother's mahram and not your mahram. Untill you do not have a mahram to accompany you on the journey, you should not travel.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)