Women’s salaah in jamaat

Q: I am a female Muslim hanafi from UK and work in a school. At the time of salaah the women gather and make salaah in jamaat with a women leading them. I do not join them since I have learnt that women should read salaah individually. They keep asking me why I do not join. Could Mufti Sahib please provide a well-proven detailed answer in English with the translations of the Ahaadith that are proofs for our viewpoint.


A: The right thing for women is to remain within their homes. Leaving their homes for this type of a reason is not at all in accordance to the Islamic spirit. Our ulama have ruled that women’s salaah in jamaat is makrooh.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.



Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)