[Q-ID0629] Women pray in the same room behind men in my University – is their prayer valid?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars of the Dīn and muftīs of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: In my university, there is a small room which is used to pray Salah, therein men and women pray Salah separately. There is a distance of a prayer mat length between the men and women. Women read their Salah behind the men, praying in this manner is their prayer valid or not?

Questioner: Nida from UK

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

It is better (أفضل) for women to pray their Salah in their own designated rooms. If they do not have any designated room then due to necessity if she prays her own prayer fully veiled; her prayer will be valid.

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Bilal Shabir

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