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Female going for Umrah without a Mahram

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Nasihah (Advice): To greet children is also Sunnah

It was the practice of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) to greet little children with “Assalamu Alaikum” whenever he had passed by them. (Sahih Muslim, Hadith #: 5791, Narrated by Anas)

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Question and Answer:
Q. Can a woman of over 50 who does not have a Mahram available travel for Umrah alone.

(Query published as received)

A. No. It is not permissible. The Hadith clearly prohibits a woman from travelling alone without a Mahram even for Hajj or Umrah.

And Allah Knows Best

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed

Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians

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