Pakistan permits women to perform Haj without a male guardian.

Women are now able to perform the Hajj pilgrimage without wearing a mehram thanks to Pakistan. According to the Maliki, Shafii, and Jafri schools of thought, women are permitted to travel for pilgrimage even without a male guardian.

According to these schools, women may perform the Hajj without a male guardian provided their parents or husbands give them permission and they do not anticipate any danger or misconduct while on the pilgrimage.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs emphasises the importance of carefully vetting the travel group that women without mehrams seek to join in order to ensure their safety and wellbeing. The Ministry advises that women shouldn’t be permitted to move forward unless the group’s members have been determined to be trustworthy and reputable.

After Saudi Arabia overturned the ban on women performing Hajj without a male guardian last year, Pakistan now permits it. Saudi Arabia now allows women to perform Umrah with a male companion in addition to the Hajj without a male guardian. Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, the Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umran, made the historic announcement that allowed other Muslim nations to follow suit.
Women are permitted to perform Umrah or Hajj without a male companion, but only with trustworthy female companions or in a trustworthy group, according to Hajj and Umrah Services Adviser Ahmed Saleh Halabi. This idea is supported by the Maliki and Shafi’I schools of thought as well.

Many supporters of the decision have praised it, including Faten Ibrahim, a former advisor to the Minister of Hajj. He claims that the new rule will make it easier for women without male guardians to perform Umran and the Hajj. Despite having a great desire to go on the spiritual journey, many women may find it difficult to find a mehram or to pay the accompanying expenses.

Pakistan’s decision to allow women to undertake the Hajj without a mehram in some situations is a significant step in the country’s efforts to advance gender inclusion and ease the pilgrimage experience for women.

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