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Is it permissible for a woman to be an Islamic judge?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham


Answered by: Aalimah Nasima Umm Hamza


Question:


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah


Is it permissible for a muslim woman to be an Islamic Judge?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم


 


The judgement of a woman is permissible in everything other than in cases of hadd punishments and qisas. i.e. She cannot be a judge in the hadd punishments or qisas only. [1]


 


[1] Mukhtasar al-Qudoori, Kitaab Adaab al-Qaadhi, p.639


 


Only Allah Ta’ala knows best


 


Answered By Aalimah Nasima Umm Hamza


Checked and approved by Ustadha Sabrina


Darul Ifta Birmingham


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