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Women Area in Mosque: Too Many restrictions? (Part 2/4)

Women Area in Mosque: Access to the Imam

There is no need to isolate women within walls or curtains or to prevent them from sighting the Imam. It is proven that women used to see the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in the Mosque, and that it had a positive impact on their acquisition of knowledge. They also benefited from, and were even quite careful to observe, attendance at the Mosque.

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 …

Women in Mosque: Any Special Dress Code?

Women in Mosque: Any Special Dress Code?

Are women obliged to wear certain uniform other than the regular Hijab when performing prayers or visiting mosque? In fact, there is no evidence in the Prophet’s Sunnah to indicate any difference between women’s normal Islamic dress code and what they should wear during prayers or when going to mosques. Hijab On, No Perfume …

9 Hadiths on Men-Women Interaction in Mosque

One of the current problematic issues in mosques that give access to women is the excessive sensitivity towards, and sometimes the strict banning of, ordinary interaction between men and women. Interestingly, those men and women do interact normally with other men and women in the outer community in all walks of social and professional life. …

Nouman Khan's Initiative to Give Women Access to Imam Goes Viral

Nouman Khan's Initiative to Give Women Access to Imam Goes Viral

A recent initiative by Ustadh Nouman Khan aiming to make scholars accessible to sisters attending prayers in the mosque was lauded by many men and women alike. In his Facebook page, Ustadh Nouman Khan shared a practice that he observed throughout the past year, Over the last year I started making an announcement at the …

Women Area in Mosque: Too Many Restrictions? (Part 3/4)

Women Area in Mosque: Women Rows

Some people draw on this Hadith to prevent women from attending prayer at mosques at all, or for isolating them in separate halls. This is a strange interpretation, since the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) could have got another prayer hall built for women alone or even prevented them from performing prayers in mosques from the very beginning. Yet, he absolutely did neither.

Women Area in Mosque: Too Many Restrictions? (Part 1)

Women Area in Mosque: Too Many Restrictions?

In This Series Part 1: Too Many Restrictions? Part 2: Access to the Imam Part 3: Women Rows Part 4: Men’s Prayer Disrupted by Women? Part 5: Children Rows and Mosque’s Doors Where should women offer prayer within a mosque? And where did they pray during the lifetime of the Prophet (peace and blessings be …



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