Is it lawful for a woman to marry other than her deceased husband's brother and travel?

Q 3: Is it permissible for me to marry someone other than my brother-in-law as I have three children? Is it permissible to travel abroad from Egypt to Saudi Arabia or Yemen with my children because those who have offered to marry me are there?

A: First, it is permissible for a woman whose husband died to marry, after the end of her `Iddah (woman's prescribed waiting period after divorce or widowhood), (Part No. 18; Page No. 19) whoever will be of benefit to her with regard to her religion, morals and chastity, whether he is her brother-in-law or not. Second, It is prohibited for a woman to travel with anyone other than a Mahram (spouse or permanently unmarriageable relative). The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “It is not lawful for a woman who believes in Allah and the Last Day to travel, unless she has a Mahram with her.” May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.