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can women lead(as imaam) in prayers (namaz) to womens

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Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

Assalmalaikum

Dear Sister,

This is a controversial issue - since there is not much concrete reference available from the Quran or the hadith. Further there is no sign of Women leading prayer in the presence of men/male. During the Days of Prophet Mohammed - women used to attend the prayers in the masjid - so it means them being imam wasnt allowed.

Bukhari Volumn 001, Book 008, Hadith Number 368.
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Narated By 'Aisha : Allah's Apostle used to offer the Fajr prayer and some believing women covered with their veiling sheets used to attend the Fajr prayer with him and then they would return to their homes unrecognised.

However ...The closest ayat that can give some insight about women devotion towards Allah is in Surah Mariam.

[Ale Imran 3:35] Behold! a woman of 'Imran said: "O my Lord! I do dedicate unto you what is in my womb for your special service: So accept this of me: For you hearest and knowest all things."

[Ale Imran 3:36] When she was delivered, she said: "O my Lord! Behold! I am delivered of a female child!"- and Allah/God knew best what she brought forth "And no wise is the male Like the female. I have named her Mary, and I commend her and her offspring to your protection from the Evil One, the Rejected."

[Ale Imran 3:37] Right graciously did her Lord accept her: He made her grow in purity and beauty: To the care of Zakariya was she assigned. Every time that he entered (Her) chamber to see her, He found her supplied with sustenance. He said: "O Mary! Whence (comes) this to you?" She said: "From Allah/God: for Allah/God Provides sustenance to whom He pleases without measure."

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( Note: I am not a mufti, if you are in doubt or want 100% accuracy please verify the above hadith with an authentic personality. However I have not altered any hadith and presented it as and how it was found. May Allah forgive our mistakes from time to time...ameen.)

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