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CII says women can perform Hajj without mehram

06:59 PM | 15 Nov, 2023
CII says women can perform Hajj without mehram

ISLAMABAD – The Council of Islamic Ideology has granted conditional approval for women to undertake the Hajj pilgrimage without a mehram.

As outlined in the council’s correspondence to the Ministry of Religious Affairs, under the jurisprudence of Jaafriya, Maliki, and Shafi’i, it’s acknowledged that a woman may engage in the Hajj pilgrimage without a mehram, provided certain conditions are met.

For a woman intending to embark on this journey without a mehram, the presence of trustworthy female companions is deemed necessary. Additionally, obtaining permission from her parents and, if married, her husband is a prerequisite.

The council specifies that a woman considering Hajj without a mehram should be free from any perceived threats or risks during the pilgrimage.

Moreover, the council emphasises that the Ministry of Religious Affairs must thoroughly investigate and scrutinise the group members before granting permission for a woman to undertake Hajj without a mehram.

The letter further indicates, in line with Hanafi and Hanbali jurisprudence, that if a woman lacks a mehram, Hajj is not obligatory upon her.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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