Is it permissible for a woman to be an Islamic judge?

Fatwa ID: 02787

Answered by: Aalimah Nasima Umm Hamza


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

Is it permissible for a muslim woman to be an Islamic Judge?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم


The judgement of a woman is permissible in everything other than in cases of hadd punishments and qisas. i.e. She cannot be a judge in the hadd punishments or qisas only. [1]


[1] Mukhtasar al-Qudoori, Kitaab Adaab al-Qaadhi, p.639


Only Allah Ta’ala knows best


Answered By Aalimah Nasima Umm Hamza

Checked and approved by Ustadha Sabrina

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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