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Can Women Lecture in the Mosque?

Can Women Give Lectures in the Mosque?

During his lifetime, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) used to teach and instruct people in his Mosque. His Companions followed suit after he passed away. Although there are no reports of women systematically teaching in the mosque, there are hundreds, even thousands, of prophetic traditions transmitted by women. Besides, hundreds of hadiths …

Are Women Welcome to the Mosque? (Part 1)

Are Women Welcome to the Mosque? (Part 1)

When it comes to the question of women’s access to mosques, the reality is painful. Despite the primary importance of the mosque for every Muslim, no matter whether he/she lives in a Muslim majority country or in countries where Muslims constitute a minority, a significant percentage of mosques, in the East and the West alike, …

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10 Hadiths About Women I`tikaf and Engagement in Mosque Activities

In this new part of the Women and Mosque series, Dr. Jasser Auda lists a number of the Prophet’s hadiths and Companions’ stories that affirm Muslim women’s right to perform i`tikaf and to actively participate in mosques’ events and activities. Women and i`tikaf 1. `A’ishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Prophet (peace …

Men and Women in Mosque: How Islam Dealt with Violations

Men and Women in Mosque: How Islam Dealt with Violations

The Hadiths quoted in the previous part, and other similar Hadiths, do not claim that the Madinah community was free from deviations, even within the Prophet’s Mosque. It was reported in Al-Mustadrak from Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) that a pretty woman, one of the most beautiful, used to perform prayers behind …



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