Throughout Islam, there is a lot of attention on women travelling alone, with attitudes varying significantly. Indeed, there's several questions on this site relating to women travelling alone:
However, there seems to be minimal attention given to men travelling alone, so I'm curious about this imbalance.
Question: How do the rules for men travelling alone and women travelling alone differ?
Islam Q&A says that the Prophet "forbade [travelling alone] in several ahaadeeth" without making reference to one's gender (although there is nuance to their post). I also found this post:
In times of insecurity and war, in long journeys, the Prophet, pbuh, ordained that a woman should travel with her husband or a male relative. This was meant to help the woman and to provide security, not to put the woman under the control of her husband... -- Kaukab Siddique, New Trend Mag, 2009.
I'm not sure what to make of this.