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Order Of Lining Up For Women And The Place Where They Place Their Hands In Qiyaam

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Question: Assalaamu Alaikum…. what is the order of lining up for women when they go to the masjid for Jum’a…taking into consideration that there is a solid blind behind the men. Is it that the little girls line up first and then the women to the back or vice versa?
One more question …where should women place their hands when performing salaah and in qiyam position for surah fatiha … i have seen sisters place their hands as low as the navel like the men…is this correct too? JazakAllah…wasalaam.


Wa Alaikum As Salaam,

With respect to the lining up for women, as you have described, they would be in the first line in their place (women’s prayer area) and then the little girls will be behind them.

With respect to the placing of the hands for women in the Qiyam position, it is that they place their hands on their chests beneath their bosom (breast), without allowing the right palm to clasp or grip the left palm. Instead, the palm of the right hand should simply be placed upon the palm of the left hand’. (Al Fiqh Al Islami Wa Adilatihi Vol.2 pg. 916 Maktaba Rasheediya Queta Pakistan; Al Fiqhul Al Hanafi Fi Thawbihi Al Jadeed Vol.1 pg 217 Darul Qalam Damasqus 2009).

And Allah Knows Best

Mufti Waseem Khan


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