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Is driving by women permissible in Islam as some scholars have declared it Haram especially the Saudi one's.Also can you provide any alternative if its Haram especially when you have to go everyday and can't spend on drivers. Hope you can answer .Jazak-Allah Khayrun!

 

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Driving a car for a Muslim woman can not be ruled as Haram. A Muslim woman may drive a car as long as she has legal permission (driver's license) and she follows other rules of Shariah such as dressing properly and modestly, not attracting strangers towards herself intentionally etc...
She should also not travel a one way distance of 48 miles or more by herself alone unless she has no choice but to travel that much distance in case of necessity.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America