Shar’i rulings pertaining to Islamic sisters

Salah of a woman before the congregational Salah in a Masjid

Question 1: What do the blessed ‘Ulama [Islamic scholars] and Muftis [Islamic jurists] state regarding the following matter: Hindah is an aged woman. Masjid of Ahl-e-Sunnat wa-Jama’at is located near her house. Hindah offers Salah 5 minutes after the Azan of that Masjid because it is difficult for her to know whether congregational Salah has been offered in the Masjid or not. Does the Salah offered by Hindah become valid or not? Some women of the locality say that the Salah offered by Hindah does not become valid because she offers it before congregational Salah. Is it correct to say like this or not?

Answer:

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ  ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

It is Mustahab for women to always offer the Fajr Salah in Ghalas [غلس] (i.e. early time), and for other Salahs, it is better for them to offer Salah after the congregational Salah offered by men. However, if a woman offers Salah after Azan and before the Mustahab time, Salah will still become valid. Moreover, the statement of those women is not correct; in fact, it is a Fatwa without knowledge which is itself impermissible and a sin, and it is compulsory for them to make Taubah for it.

وَاللہُ  اَعْلَمُ   عَزَّوَجَلَّ   وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ اَعْلَم    صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ

Written by: Muhammad Haashim Khan Al-Attari Al-Madani

Wife offering Salah led by her husband

Question 2: What do the blessed ‘Ulama state regarding the following matter: If a man cannot offer congregational Salah in a Masjid because of a Shar’i ‘Uzr [valid reason], is he permitted to lead congregational Salah at home, being the Imam of his wife? Moreover, where should the wife stand [for Salah]?

Answer:

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ  ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

If a man cannot offer congregational Salah in a Masjid because of a Shar’i ‘Uzr, he can offer Salah in a congregation with his wife at home. In this case, the wife should stand in the next row behind him or at least her feet must be behind him because if the ankles of a man and woman are adjacent to each other, Salah of the woman will not be valid; in fact, if the man has made the intention to be her Imam at the time of beginning the Salah, Salah of both of them will not be valid.

وَاللہُ  اَعْلَمُ   عَزَّوَجَلَّ   وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ اَعْلَم    صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ

Answered by: Noor-ul-Mustafa Al-Attari Al-Madani

Approved by: Muhammad Haashim Khan Al-Attari Al-Madani

Having a bath during monthly cycle

Question 3: What do the blessed ‘Ulama state regarding the following matter: Is it forbidden for a woman to have a bath during monthly cycle?

Answer:

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ  ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

If a woman wants to have a bath during monthly cycle, she can do so; the body will get cleaned by it. However, Najasat-e-Hukmiyyah will get removed by having a bath after the end of monthly cycle.

وَاللہُ  اَعْلَمُ   عَزَّوَجَلَّ   وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ اَعْلَم    صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ

Written by: Muhammad Haashim Khan Al-Attari Al-Madani

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