Women Praying behind Men in Masjid without Partitions, Allowable?

Women Praying behind Men in Masjid without Partitions

Question: 

Is it permissible for women to pray behind men in the same hall of the Majid without partition? 

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “The best of the men’s rows (in Salat) is the first row and the worst is the last; but the best of the woman’s row is the last and the worst of their rows is the first.” (Muslim

It is allowed for both men and women to pray in the Mosque or Masjid in the same congregation. When men and women are together in the Masjid then we should have first men’s lines behind the Imam, then children and then women. This is the way Muslims used to pray behind the Prophet (peace be upon him). He did not make or ask his Companions to have a curtain or wall between the lines of men and women. 

It must be noted that Muslim women should come to the Masjid wearing proper Islamic dress, for it is Haram (forbidden) for a Muslim woman to attend a public gathering without a full Islamic dress. She must cover her hair and neck with hijab, which should also go over her bosom. Her dress should be modest and loose enough in order not to reveal the shape of her body.

Watch this interesting talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah to know more about the rules of men and women pray in congregation at the same Masjid. 

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Source: Huda Youtube Channel. 

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