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.
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.