- Religion and Philosophy
Why a Muslim Woman Can't Travel Alone????
- Woman In Islam
Islam recognizes the position of a woman to be the same as that of man. It claims that both come from the same essence. In a woman we find three personalities A Mother A Wife A Daughter The...
In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful… I was not going to write this hub but the credit of writing this hub for readers goes to my Sister, who asked me a question; and trust me, when I read the question I felt that same like my Sister there are many Muslims who don’t know this even I personally was unaware with this and I went to meet a Muslim Scholar in Mosque near to my home.
The question is that “Why a Muslim woman / girl can’t travel alone and what if she travels with any of its relative” So Coming towards the answers as per words by that Scholar.
Islam has offered a Muslim Woman that she can travel within 48 miles which is 77.232 Kilometers alone but if she has to travel more far than this distance than she need a “Mahram” spouse, Spouse in dictionary means Close Friend or Husband of Wife but the concept of Spouse in Islam is that... Every that male with whom a Girl can never marry is spouse for her. It would clear you better that Spouse is “The Major Spouses are” Father, Brother, Uncle (Brother of both Father and Mother), Son, Husband. Here I would like to clear that normally even we Muslims thinks that Cousin (Son/Daughter of Uncle or Aunt) is Spouse “Mahram” for us but it’s totally wrong because with your cousin you can marry and there’s no restriction by Islam to marry your Cousin.
Now coming towards the 2nd part of Question that What if she travels alone or what would be the punishment if she takes anyone with her to accompany her. So, about the rewards of doing good and punishments of doing bad (Here good means Which Islam asks to do and bad means which Islam forbids) Islam has given in details like, I was reading a Hadith (Saying of Prophet Muhammad P.B.U.H) that which’s summary is that
“Abu zar Ghaffari (Razi Allah hun Anho) requested Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) that advice him something, so Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) said that if any of sin is done by you so to remove the evil of that sin do something good means any virtue, He Abu Zar Ghaffari requested again what should he should, Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) said that Say “Laaa ilaa ha ill-lal-laah” Its’ more than every Virtue”
Here in the above Hadith Islam told the importance of reciting these Words similarly Islam has told us Punishments and Rewards of many actions, but about this question the Scholar answered me that “That the biggest punishment itself is that it’s prohibited by Allah and anyone who is disobedient of Allah, Allah will not be pleased by him/her. Allah is Allah, if Allah forgives someone, it’s another thing but there are some rules that need to followed that Sinners would go to Hell and Virtuous persons would go to Heaven yet if Allah wants to forgive any sinner; Allah Can, Allah has complete authority to do whatever Allah wishes...