India: Islamist council decrees women cannot travel more than 48 miles from home without a male chaperone

by Kal El on March 24, 2011 · 3 comments

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More freedom for women in islam! I wonder where all those muslimahs who always tell us their husbands give them their rights are now, and if they will care to comment on this one…

Women can’t travel over 48 miles from home without mehram:

Deoband

New Dehli—Muslim women have been banned from travelling more than 48 miles from their homes without being chaperoned by a male relative, according to a fatwa issued by one of Islam’s leading universities.

The ruling was made by the Darul Uloom Deoband, the leading Islamic university founded in northern India in 1866, which has millions of followers from Bangladesh and Pakistan to Muslim communities in Britain. Its fatwa was issued after a female follower had asked: “Is a married woman permitted to travel to another country with her female sibling?”

In a reply on the Deoband website, she was told: “She cannot travel without a ‘mehram’ (male relative). It’s mentioned in the Hadees that a woman should not travel for more than 48 miles except in the company of a ‘mehram’ relative.”Its response, which was delivered on International Women’s Day, provoked anger among Muslim women activists who said it was based on conditions in the Arabian Peninsula more than 1,400 years ago and no longer relevant in the modern world.—INP

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  • Tonto

    This rule, is of course, reactionary to the fearful possibility that the women would find men with a kinder demeanor and larger penis……for it is well known that islamic men are sorely lacking in both respects.

  • Tonto

    This rule, is of course, reactionary to the fearful possibility that the women would find men with a kinder demeanor and larger penis……for it is well known that islamic men are sorely lacking in both respects.

  • Jenny Grahm

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