Women salah in congregation


Assalaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu,
Oh beloved ‘Ulama-e-Haqq!
May Allaah Ta’alaa reward you excessively and place you very close to Sultan-ul-Awliyaa Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani!

I have a couple of questions:
1 Can women also join congregational salaah?
2 And could you also explain how we should do this?
3 Is this allowed with all women, or only with mehram women?

I would like to let my sisters join the congregational salaah at home, so they get motivated to also pray salaah on their own, and begin doing Salaah.
JazakAllaahu khairan katheeran!


As-Salamu `Alaykum,

Muslim women may join Salat al-Jama`at. The women are permitted to stand behind barriers such as a partition, wall, curtain, etc. and be part of the Salat al-Jama`at. The women are also permitted to have their own Salat al-Jama`at in which a lady Imam can lead -as long as there are only women in the Jama`at. However, she will not stand in front, but will position herself in the center of the first line, and those following her will form the first line by standing by her sides.

Imam Senad Agic, Ph.D.
Head Imam (IABNA)
The Islamic Association of Bosniaks in North America

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