Tahajjud in congregation & women attending Jummah salaah and Tarawih in mosques

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by
During Ramadan in the Haramain both at Makkah and Madinah they conduct Tahajjud namaz in with jamah during the last 10 days from 1 am to 2.30 am. Following this now a days the same method is being followed in mosques in our country (India) as well and also women participate in this congregation but of course in a enclosure segregated for women. Also nowadays women attend Jumuah namaz in mosques on a regular basis. Please give your expert option on these two issues.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1225/1225/M=01/1437)

According to Hanafi Fiqh it is makrooh to hold jamah of tahajjud or nafl with tada’i. Nafls such as Kusuf, Khusuf and taravih salah can be offered with jamah as it is proved. Jamah is not proved for tahajjud salah. It is also not desired for women to go to the mosques and participate in jamah with men. It is better for women to offer salah at home alone. Jumuah is not fardh on women. Hence women should avoid participating in tahajjud and Jumuah salah.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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