Can Women Attend Salah in the Masjid?

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Answered by: Maulana Jamal Ahmed



Can women attend Salah in the Masjid?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful





It is better and more rewarding for a woman to read her salah at home. However, if a woman wants to attend the congregation then she has to observe a few conditions. They are as follows:

  1. Proper pardah.
  2. She should have no perfume on.
  3. She should not display any makeup or jewellery.
  4. There should be no intermingling with men, there should be separate facilities for women.

Extracted from Majmua Maqalaat, vol.2,  pg. 460-478



Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Jamal Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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