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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. …

Women Scholars of Hadith (Part 1/2)

Women Scholars of Hadith

History records few scholarly enterprises, at least before modern times, in which women have played an important and active role side by side with men. The science of Hadith forms an outstanding exception in this respect. Islam, as a religion which (unlike Christianity) refused to attribute gender to the Godhead, [1] and never appointed a …

Is Feminism Compatible with Islam?

Is Feminism Compatible with Islam?

Read part one It must be acknowledged that there are headline-grabbing, self-proclaimed Muslim feminists who advocate some measures that blatantly contradict Islam as understood by Muslims throughout generations, since the time of the Prophet (PBUH). One of them, for instance, advocates for women to serve as imams for jumuah prayer and in fact led a mixed-gender Friday prayer …

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 …

Happy Muslim Women's Day

Happy Muslim Women's Day!

Marking the occasion of International Women’s Day, we bring to you a collection of interesting reads on a variety of topics related to women. We hope you’ll enjoy it!

Women in Islam (Special Folder)

Women in Islam (Special Folder)

Women in Islam are given a high status. A prevailing principle we find in the Quran is one of egalitarianism. All human life has value and every human being has inalienable rights regardless of gender. Therefore, if we hear of women’s rights being taken away…

Women and Mosque: The Difficult Questions (In-Depth)

Women and Mosque: The Difficult Questions (In-Depth)

Are women welcome in the mosque? While the traditions and practice of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) affirm that women are more than welcome in the mosque, it is unfortunate that many mosques today are not women-friendly. That is why we are launching this new folder: Women and Mosque: The Difficult Questions …

Are Women Inferior to Men

Are Women Inferior to Men?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- People are not classified according to their gender, wealth, race, or color. All people, men and women, originate from …

Are Women Equal to Men in Reward and Punishment?

Are Women Equal to Men in Reward and Punishment?

Some people say that women are lacking in intellect and religious commitment, and in inheritance and bearing witness. Some say that Allah has made them equal in reward and punishment. Are they lacking according to Islam or not?

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