Can women enter masjids.
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Chapter 9 v107 & 108
chapter 24 v 36 & 37
Thafseer roohul bayaan 6-161
thafseerul malhari 6-541
thafseer ibn kaseer 3-284
are these ayah n thafseers prohibites women entering mosque..?Can u plz explain d meanings of these verses.?I request u to send reply Asap.
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Can women enter masjids
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verses 107-108:
107 And there are those who put up a mosque by way of mischief and infidelity to disunite the believers and in preparation for one who warred against Allah and His Messenger aforetime. They will indeed swear that their intention is nothing but good; but Allah doth declare that they are certainly liars.
108 Never stand thou forth therein. There is a mosque whose foundation was laid from the first day on piety; it is more worthy of thy standing forth (for prayer) therein. In it are men who love to be purified; and Allah loveth those who make themselves pure.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah Noor verses 36-37:
36 (Lit is such a light) in Houses which Allah hath permitted to be raised to honor; for the celebration in them of His Name: in them is He Glorified in the mornings and in the evenings (again and again)
37 By men whom neither traffic nor merchandise can divert from the Remembrance of Allah nor from regular Prayer nor from the practice of regular charity: their (only) fear is for the Day when hearts and eyes will be transformed (in a world wholly new).
Your Question: .are these ayah n thafseers prohibites women entering mosque..?Can u plz explain d meanings of these verses.? I request u to send reply Asap.
Respected sister in Islam, the above quoted Aayahs of the Glorious Quran in no way prohibit the believing women slaves of Allah Subhanah from entering the Houses of Allah Subhanah. As regards the notes of tafseer of the eminent scholars, respected sister, rest absolutely assured that no man in the annuls of creation who was ever blessed to walk on this earth understood the dictates and the tenets of the Glorious Quran better than the self of the Last and Final Messenger of Allah (saws)..and the Messenger of Allah (saws) himself permitted the believing woman to attend the masjids of Allah.
Abu Hurairah relates that the Prophet (saws) said: "Do not keep the slave girls of Allah (believing women) from going to the mosques of Allah. And they are to go out unperfumed."
Ibn 'Umar reports that the Prophet (saws) said: "Do not prevent the women from going to the mosques, although their houses are better for them."
Related by Ahmad and Abu Dawud.
Abu Hurairah reports that the Prophet (saws) said: "Any woman who uses some scent should not be present with us during the night prayer."
Related by Muslim, Abu Dawud, and an-Nasa'i.
Umm Humaid as-Sa'diyah came to the Messenger of Allah(saws) and said: "O Messenger of Allah, I love to pray with you." The Prophet(saws) said: "I am aware of that, but your salah in your residence is better for you than your salah in your people's mosque. And your salah in your people's mosque is better than your salah in the [larger] congregational Mosque."
Related by Ahmad and at-Tabarani
Umm Salamah, the wife of the Prophet (saws) and the mother of the believers, related that the Prophet (saws) came to the mosque's courtyard and said at the top of his voice, "The mosque is off limits to menstruating women and the sexually impure persons."
Related by Ibn Majah and at-Tabarani.
In light of the above authentic narrations, it is absolutely permissible for a believing woman to offer her prayers in the masjids if indeed she wishes to do so, although it is better and more meritorious for them to pray in their houses than to attend congregational prayers in the mosques. However, they may go to the mosque and attend the congregational prayer if they wish to do so, provided they avoid wearing or using any attractive or tempting adornments and perfume. And Allah Alone Knows Best.
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