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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 …

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. …

Are Women Welcome to Mosque? (Part 2)

Are Women Welcome to Mosque? (Part 2)

Nowadays, women should be encouraged to go to the Mosque since this brings about the objectives behind existence of Mosques in Islam, which is remembering Allah, acquiring knowledge, acquainting with other Muslim women who frequent the Mosque and participating in public activities in a way that benefits the woman, her family, her community and her religion.

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, …

Do Wives Have Any Rights in Islam?

Do Wives Have Any Rights in Islam?

Salam Dear Jasmine, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. In fact, before answering I’d like to correct a certain misunderstanding related to giving passages from Quran. Although Quran is the major source of Islamic law, it is not the only one. This is because we also have the Prophet’s sayings …

Did Muhammad Really Oppress Women?!

Did Muhammad Really Oppress Women?!

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. It is a misconception that the Prophet Muhammad advocated the oppression of women as it has been perceived to be shown in his actions and the principles that he taught his followers. Some ask: how can one dismiss the oppression of …

Are Women in Bad Marriages Given Unfair Religious Rulings?

Are Women in Bad Marriages Given Unfair Religious Rulings?

Salam Dear Umm Huda, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Thank you for your keenness to correct many of the cultural and traditional concepts that are confused with the rules of Islamic law. Strange enough, most of such concepts are related to the status of women, especially with regard to …

Is There Justice in Islam Between Men and Women

Is There Justice in Islam Between Men and Women?

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. When the fullness of revelation dawned upon the Arabian Peninsula in the 7th Century it was normal at that time for a man to take as many wives as he wanted and he could treat them any way he wished. …

Why I Wear Hijab

Why I Wear Hijab

I often wonder whether people see me as a radical fundamentalist and terrorist Muslim who hides an AK-47 assault rifle underneath her jean jacket. Perhaps, they see me as the poster girl for oppressed womanhood everywhere. I am not sure which of the two it is. I get the whole gamut of strange looks, stares, …

Women's Access to Mosques

Women's Access to Mosques: What Is the Deal?

Salam Dear Anita, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. It is a pity that you have the intention to convert to Islam but the issue of preventing women’s access to mosques is the reason for not taking the decision. My personal advice for you is that, take the decision and convert …



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