Should women wait for the Azaan to perform their Salaah?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: At work sometimes there isn’t enough time to pray Asr before closing. Is it possible for me as a female to pray my salaah whilst the azaan is being given.


A: It is best for women and more safeguarding for their Deen and chastity that they remain within the confines of their home. Without a valid Shar’ee need they should not leave their home. The corporate environment where women are seen rubbing shoulders with men is an anti Islamic environment. Women do not have to wait for the Azaan to perform their Salaah. Once the time of Salaah sets in, they may perform their Salaah. Refer to

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)