Can women pray in the mosque


Assalamualaikum to my beloved Shaykh and all respected staff

I would like to go to the mosque for the Tarawih & Eid prayers. But I read that this is not recommended. Women should do their prayers at home. Is this true?


wa `alaykum salam,

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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