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Can a woman lead prayers in a mosque?

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Assalamu walaikum, My question is, whether can a woman take a role of imaam during prayers? If she is an imam, the rules of salat al jari and sirri remain same for her?


(Fatwa: 199/171/L=1432)

A woman cannot lead the prayer of a male may it be jehri (loud) salah or sirri (silent). In the same way, it is makrooh for a woman to lead the prayer of women as well.
و لا يجوز اقتداء رجل بامرأة هكذا فى الهداية و يكره إمامة المرأة للنساء فى الصلوات كلها من الفرائض والنوافل (عالمگیری)

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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