Should a woman take care of her infant child or go for jamaat?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is a woman allowed to go for 40 days jamaat if her child is only 2 years old? What’s the best for her? Either to go for jamaat or stay home to take care of her child.


A: Taking care of her infant child is a Deeni obligation. Hence, she should stay at home and take care of the child.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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