Questioner: Sofwaan was with the Prophet’s wife, ‘Aa’ishah, on a journey (as reported authentically). If there is a necessity that warrants such journey, can we travel with a non-Mahram woman?
Dr Sharof: You have to mention the necessity. The question is, ‘Sofwaan Ibn Mu’attal was on a journey with ‘Aa’ishah, so can we embark on a journey with a strange woman if there is a necessity? Leave it till the situation happens, then you can mention it to us (when it actually happens).
[Source: “Question and Answer session of the tape titled, “MEN AND WOMEN AROUND THE MESSENGER”]
Translated by Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey