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Can a Menstruating Woman Teach or Attend Classes in the Masjid?

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: 1) Would it be permissible for a menstruating woman who teaches in an Islamic School/Sunday School to teach if the class takes place in a designated classroom within the mosque (not inside the musallah)?

2) Same question regarding a menstruating woman who goes to the mosque regularly for Arabic/Tajweed classes?

Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Walaikum assalam,

This would depend how the mosque was designated when it was laid-out. In most multi-purpose mosques, it is only the prayer area that is designated as a mosque, and the classrooms and other facilities are not part of the mosque. If this is the case, then a menstruating woman may enter such areas, though not the prayer area, because of the clear hadiths prohibiting this.

The same ruling would apply to the classes you asked about.

Faraz Rabbani

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