Are women allowed in the Masjid to pray Jum’ah, attend an event or pray in congregation?


The ulema of the Hanafi school have stated it is not permissible for women to attend the congregation of prayer at the mosque. Some have held the position of distinguishing between old and young women and certain prayers within which they can partake, all of these positions have been revised in the Hanafi school due to our corrupt times to the position of being out rightly prohibited.

It is permissible for her to attend a gathering of knowledge or lessons within the mosque if there be a need to do so. For remaining ignorant of the basics of Islam is far worse.

For more detail see: [Q-ID0582] Why were women forbidden from praying in the Masjid?

Allāh knows best.

Answered by Shaykh Naveed Jameel ash-Shaami

Also see:

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[Q-ID0252] What is the method of performing ghusl [the ritual bath]?

[Q-ID0201] Can I recite the Qur’an, do dhikr and dua without wudu?

[Q-ID0196] Does the wet bloodless sustance from a womans private part nullify wudu?

[Q-ID0182] Do I have to make-up prayers I missed due to my periods?

[Q-ID0161] Is it true Women can’t leave their house for 40 days after giving birth?

[Q-ID0151] Can women enter the Masjid if on their menstrual cycle?

[Q-ID0115] Is the ghusl for a man and woman the same?

[Q-ID0077] Can I recite salawat/durood shareef whilst I am on my menstrual cycle?

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