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?What does the Quran say about women and mosques

What does the Quran say about women and mosques? There are dozens of Quranic verses related to mosques, all of which urge all believers who seek guidance, light and knowledge, males and females alike, to frequent mosques. The following are a few examples: {Say, O Muhammad, “My Lord has ordered justice and that you all maintain yourselves in worship of Him at every mosque, and invoke Him, sincere to Him in religion.”} (7: 29). {O children of Adam, take your adornment at every mosque} (7: 31). {The mosques of Allah are populated merely by those who believe in Allah...

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Can Women Give Lectures in the Mosque? part1

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 were reported by female Companions, especially the Prophet’s wives, which shows their scholarly rank as authorities in the Prophet’s Sunnah. As a matter of fact, one of the features of scholarship following the Prophet’s time was that male scholars of hadith used to learn...

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Women Area in Mosque: Access to the Imam(2-5)

In the first part, Dr. Jasser Auda raised the question about where women prayer area should be located within the mosque and whether segregating women from men in mosques is acceptable. He listed 5 disadvantages of this practice and showed how the design of the Prophet’s Mosque was open for both males and females. In this article, an important advantage of such an open design is discussed. Women Learnt from Imam directly As women had their share in the Prophet’s Mosque, they were able to see him as he preached. That is scientifically proven to help in maintaining attentiveness and...

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