Is it permissible for sisters who are working in Da’wah to choose an Ameerah (leader) for themselves?
Dear Brothers & Sisters,As-Salaamu-Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
is it permissible for sisters who are trying to sread the salafidawah amonst the sisters to select an amir to make sure that everything is being done in an organized fashion based on the understanding of the salafusalih (this is just amongst sisters the sisters) and their are no leaders within the community that is on the salaf.
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Praise be to Allaah.
We put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him, who answered as follows:
Praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings be upon the most noble of the Prophets and Messengers, our Prophet Muhammad, and upon all his family and companions. They have to have an Ameerah to organize their affairs so that they will not be disorganized. This is the case with every group of people, whether on a journey, in the home, etc. If they appoint someone as an Ameerah, then they have to obey her, because the point of making someone an Ameer is to obey him. And Allaah knows best.
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