Women will be able to go for Hajj-Umrah without a man: Visa for Umrah is also unlimited
Women will be able to go for Hajj-Umrah without a man: Visa for Umrah is also unlimited; Saudi Haj Minister said - Women are safe in our country
The Saudi Arabian government has abolished the requirement of Mahram for women performing Hajj or Umrah. Now any woman can go to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj or Umrah without a Mahram (male companion). This has been announced by Saudi Arabia's Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Tawfiq bin Fauzan Al-Rabiah.
According to Fateh Ibrahim Hussain, a former advisor to the Haj minister, this decision has been taken in view of the existing security system for women in the country. Along with the means of transport in the country, security has also been increased, so it has become easier for women to come here.
There are many women who come to Saudi Arabia to work without a Mehram (Guardian). There have been no accidents with them here. There is no danger to women as there is no reason behind it now.
According to Islam, a mahram is a member of the family with whom marriage is considered illegal in Islam. That is the man with whom there is no need to cover the woman with a veil or cover the body with a hijab. The husband of the woman has also been included in the Mahram.
This is not the first time that a major decision has been taken related to women. The Saudi government had earlier given identity cards to women for the first time in 2001. After this, the practice of forced marriage was abolished in 2005. In 2015, women got the right to vote and in 2018 women were given driving licenses.
According to the data released by the Government of India, this year around 80 thousand Indian Muslims will go to Saudi Arabia to perform Haj. Of these, 50% are women. In 2019, a maximum of two lakh Indian Muslims went to Mecca for Haj.