I want to know are all the girls/women mahrams of/to each other? If yes, then can a group of girls travel on their own without a male-mahram?

  • yes , they are. if their father/husband permits them, they can go to travel Sep 24, 2017 at 9:47
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    @MohammadJavadSeyyedi if they are already mahrams then why they still need the permission and where it is written to take the permission? Please write relevant hadiths or Quranic verses. Sep 25, 2017 at 0:40
  • Person X is mahram of Person Y means that X can't by any means marry Y according to shari'a: such a marriage is considered haram in Islam. As Islam prohibits homosexuality no woman can marry an other woman! So this part of your question is answered and wouldn't make sense in the definition of mahrams, as there X and Y must be of the opposite sex or gender to legally get married! As for people of the same gender "marriage" is not even allowed nor defined. But scholars have opinions on what a woman is not allowed to see from an other woman!
    – Medi1Saif
    Sep 25, 2017 at 9:15
  • Somewhat relevant islam.stackexchange.com/questions/33135/…
    – Medi1Saif
    Sep 25, 2017 at 9:16
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    The term mahram is not defined for woman-woman relationship as a woman can't marry an other woman (mahram is defined for marriage issues)!
    – Medi1Saif
    Sep 25, 2017 at 9:35

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A 'mahram' in the marriage context , refers to being "permanently unmarriageable". so the husband's brother is not mahram to his brother's wife even-though the marriage between them is haram and invalid (because they are only conditionally unmarriageable ) .

Also mahram refers to one of the men a woman should travel with, and that she can be with without hijab , that's why here a woman is not considered mahram to another woman . So , the husband is mahram to his wife because she can travel with him alone and he can see her without hijab of course.

a mahram is used for men and women. For example, the daughter is mahram to her father , etc.

In travelling, a woman cannot be a mahram to anybody.


The concept of Mahram in Islam applies to two or more persons of opposite sex. Generally, mahram of opposite sex who are prohibited to marry each other by the Nobel Quran mainly because of blood or marriage relationship. daughter vs brother- father, grandfather, uncle etc. son with mother, aunt, grandfather etc. The marriage prohibition law is also found in all secular and non-secular countries with the slightly different Quranic injunction.

A person to whom a marriage to (opposite-sex) is possible they called non-Mahram (strange) to each other. thus prohibition of meeting alone or traveling apply

so two or more girls meet each other in private or traveling are perfectly alright

Generally, Muslim men or women are not permitted to be alone with a non-Mahram person without a valid reason.

Traditionally the women are not permitted to travel (long distances) alone or with a non-mahram person. A Muslim woman must be accompanied by a Mahram person (husband, brother, son, father), For example, going for Hajj - some scholars now give permission (with some conditions) to Muslims women without a Mahram for Hajj because of its obligation in nature


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