BIG NEWS 1.Women allowed to perform Hajj, Umrah without mehram
RIYADH: According to Saudi Arabia, women from all over the world are now able to perform the hajj and umrah without the need for a male guardian or blood related.
According to Arab News, the announcement ending the Kingdom’s decades-long rule was made by the Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, during a news conference.
According to the Hajj Minister, anyone with a valid visa can undertake the Hajj and Umrah and travel to any city in the nation. There is no specific number of Umrah pilgrims, he added. According to Al-Rabiah, measures are being done to ensure that as many Umrah pilgrims as feasible travel.
Maliki and Shafi’i scholars believe that women can perform Hajj or Umrah without a mahram if they are accompanied by “trustworthy ladies or secure company,” according to Hajj and Umrah Services Adviser Ahmed Saleh Halabi.
A woman is permitted to perform the Hajj and Umrah without a mahram’s companionship, according to a fatwa supervisor at Al-Azhar Al-Sharif in Egypt named Abbas Shoman, who made this declaration in March, according to Halabi.
According to author Faten Ibrahim Hussein, a former advisor to the Minister of Hajj, pilgrims are provided with all the necessary resources to complete the Hajj and Umrah, which is based on Saudi Vision 2030.
According to Hussein, “allowing women to perform Umrah without a mahram makes their life easier because many of them live in difficult social circumstances and may not be able to locate a mahram or it may cost them a lot, even though they desire to do Umrah.”