Questions › Category: Purity in Islam › Woman studying abroad alone 0 Vote Up Vote Down Tarana Sharmin asked 6 months ago Dear Imam As salamu alikum. Is it permissible in Islam to do PhD in the USA without a mahram? I am Tarana Sharmin, 32, a divorced muslim woman from Bangladesh. I wear hijab and in sha allah I am a practicing muslim. Kindly let me know in details.