Laila al-Qarni encourages all Muslim women to participate in Saudi Arabia’s Haj without a male guardian after the condition was dropped last year. Laila is draped in a national flag and her husband is back at home in Tunisia.
The yearly pilgrimage now has a completely new meaning thanks to the Saudi government’s action. Why do women need a male companion in the first place? Speaking in front of Mecca’s Grand Mosque, the holiest city in Islam, in western Saudi Arabia,