Women’s salaah in jamaat
Q: I am a female Muslim hanafi from UK and work in a school. At the time of salaah the women gather and make salaah in jamaat with a women leading them. I do not join them since I have learnt that women should read salaah individually. They keep asking me why I do not join. Could Mufti Sahib please provide a well-proven detailed answer in English with the translations of the Ahaadith that are proofs for our viewpoint.
A: The right thing for women is to remain within their homes. Leaving their homes for this type of a reason is not at all in accordance to the Islamic spirit. Our ulama have ruled that women’s salaah in jamaat is makrooh.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.