CAN WOMEN LEAD CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERS?

Here is one of the references regarding Aisha RA leading congregational prayer in the times of Prophet Muhammad pbuh:

Imam Muhammad [b. Hassan al-Shaybani] says in Kitab al-Athaar:

Abu Hanifah informed us who narrates from Hammad b. Abi Sulayman from Ibrahim al-Nakh’ai that :

Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) used to lead the prayers for the women in the month of Ramadhan and would stand in between them.

Taken from:

Muhammad al-Shaybani, Kitab al-Athaar, (p.44) Chapter on the Woman Leading the prayer… Karachi: Idarat al-Qur’an wa al-`Ulum al-Islamiyyah.

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About Kaukab Siddique PhD

Professor of English, World Literature and Journalism at Lincoln University. Research specialization in Women and Islam

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