RE: Refusing to lead my wife in prayer…

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

I talked to an alim who studied in England… and asked him about men leading their family in prayer. He said it is preferable for women to pray alone saying that that is superior. When top different opinions are given on an issue what should one do.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

It is in itself better for women to pray alone.

However, when the husband wants her to pray with him in order for him to get the reward of praying in congregation, it would be best for her to do so:

a) The reward for congregation is achieved in such a congregation according to the relied-upon position in the school, as shown by Ibn Abidin in Radd al-Muhtar.

b) She herself would have the added reward of assisting her husband in good.

And Allah alone gives success.


Faraz Rabbani

Refusing to lead my wife in prayer, because I’m sinful



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