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Women leading Salah


In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.




It is impermissible for women to lead men in Salah.  A woman may lead other women in Salah however; to do so is severely disliked in the Hanafi Fiqh.   (Raddul Muhtar p.321 v.2)


Saaiduna Jabir bin Abdullah Radiallahu Anhu narrates that the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam said “A woman may not lead a man in prayer, nor may a Bedouin lead a believer of the Muhajiruun or a corrupt person lead a committed Muslim in prayer.”   (Sunan Ibn Majah)


Only Allah Knows Best


Mohammed Tosir Miah


Darul Ifta Birmingham

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