Under the former law, Muslim women can take over Umrah like men, but there are some rules regarding their trip of Umrah.
Muslim women under the age of 45 wishing to perform Hajj and Umrah must be accompanied by a Mehram(a mainly guardian).
According to Islamic rule, a Mehram is a manly relative, generally related by blood, and should be above puberty.
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Still, on July 18, 2021, Saudi Arabia officially removed the Mehram demand clause.
According to the enrollment guidelines issued by the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, women are now allowed to perform Hajj without a manly guardian on the terms that they go in a group.
The new rules allowing Muslim women to perform Hajj without a manly guardian, and this new rule will be applied to Umrah as well.
The decision is a part of the Saudi Arabian government’s struggle to expand women’s rights in the area. So far, the Saudi Arabian government has issued several important opinions in favor of women, including allowing women to drive and go abroad without a Mehram(mainly guardian).
Womanish pilgrims drink the invalidation of the mahram clause. Preliminarily, many Muslim women set up it delicate to perform Hajj and Umrah under the old regulations. For illustration, a mother will be detracted from concentrating on the solemnities if she performs Hajj or Umrah with her hubby and child.
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Then are some effects that should be considered by Muslim women who are planning to Umrah without a Mehram.
- She must take care of herself and not wear incense or clothes that attract men’s attention.
- She should always stay with her group and shouldn’t start a discussion with an unconnected man.
- She must supplicate in a separate area handed for women. And if there’s a crowd, she must maintain a safe distance from everyone, especially men.
- She can not recite Talbiyah( a prayer uttered by pilgrims during Hajj/ Umrah) loudly like men.