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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Women's rewards in Prayer.

Q; You have mentioned that multiplied rewards is only for men. does it mean that women are kept away from multiplied rewards. ???? including Multiplied rewards of prayers in three Mosques. Please throw some light on it. It s really confusing for me.

A; All-Praise is due to Allah,
The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Do not prevent your women from going to the mosques, although their houses are better for them.” Narrated by Abu Dawood.

Sheikh Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajid said, The Sunnah indicates that it is better for a woman to pray in her house wherever she is, whether she is in Makkah or elsewhere. End quote. (See Islam Q&A Fatwa:161102)

Also Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen metioned the same thing, he said: the Sunnah indicates that it is better for a woman to pray at home, no matter where she is, whether she is in Makkah or elsewhere. Hence the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not prevent the female slaves of Allaah from coming to the mosques of Allaah, but their houses are better for them.”

He said that when he was in Madeenah, even though prayer in the Prophet’s Mosque brings more reward, because a woman’s prayer in her own house is more covering for her and farther removed from temptation (fitnah), so if she is in her house then this is preferable and is better. End of quote.
See Fataawa al-Jaami’ah li’l-Mar’ah al-Muslimah, vol. 1, p. 207.

The multiplied reward for praying in congregation applies only to men. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to a woman, “I know that you like to pray with me… but your prayer in your house is better for you than your praying in the mosque of your people…” This hadeeth was narrated by Ahmad (Musnad, Baaqi al-Ansaar, 25842; classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb, no. 337)

It is quite clear the Sunnah indicates that The rewards multiply for women in her house and in particular in her room, and mens rewards multiply in congregation in the Mosque.

And Allah knows best..

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