concerning women riding with drivers and without a mahram
am a woman who works as a student supervisor in one of the schools. The
nature of my work is such that I go on trips to schools outside the city
in which I work, where I go with some other women who work there,
accompanied by a driver but without a mahram. What is the ruling on that,
and what is the ruling on the salary I take? – knowing that my personal
circumstances and my work circumstances do not allow me to have a mahram
Praise be to Allaah.
If there is
another woman or two women with you, or more, and the driver is
trustworthy, there is nothing wrong with you riding with these women
without a mahram, so long as this does not constitute travelling, because
travelling is not permitted without a mahram, even if there are other
women with you. Concerning the trips outside the city, if the places are
nearby and you come back the same day, this is not travelling and you do
not need a mahram.
From the Fatwas of al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen for al-Da’wah magazine.