Could you verify this narration?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“It is not allowed for a woman who believes in Allah to place her private part on a saddle”



The Muhaddithun have declared this Hadith a fabrication. The Hadith is not suitable to quote.

(Refer: Al Asrarul Marfu’ah, pg. 392 and Al Masnu’, Hadith: 451)


Note: The Fuqaha who opine that it is reprehensible (makruh) for women to ride horses have cited various other reasons and proofs to substantiate this. I have merely answered your question regarding the authenticity of the Hadith. This should therefore not be viewed as a Fiqh ruling.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar