Women are by no means allowed to be followed by a bodyguard because it can be the beginning of an illegitimate relationship between them and according to Islamic law is Haraam. Muslim women are not supposed to get in touch with a stranger under any circumstances.
Sheikh "Jacob Al-Bahussain", a member of Saudi Arabia Scholars Committee and a prominent figure of Wahhabism in Saudi, issued his newest Fatwa and declared it Haraam for women to be followed by bodyguards.
"Women are not supposed to have a bodyguard because it provides a situation for both of them to get alone with each other and that is an irreligious action" Said he.
Jacob Al-Bahussain who spoke to Al-Hayat, the trans-region newspaper published in London, continued: women are not allowed to have a bodyguard by any means, because they get in touch as a result and that is an illegitimate action. A Muslim woman is not supposed to be followed by bodyguards in any circumstances.
It is worth mentioning that having a personal bodyguard has turned into a popular action among the wealthy families in Arabia in recent years.