Building Women-Friendly Mosques

Yasir Qadhi

Channel: Yasir Qadhi

Topics: Women

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Shaykh Yasir Qadhi discusses the need of the hour and the revival of the legacy of our beloved Prophet ﷺ – building women friendly mosques and hence, empower women to also have equal rights to enter the Masaajids.

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said “Do not prevent the female servants of Allah from the Mosques of Allah.”

As opposed to the ancient times, when women were never allowed to enter a Masjid and pray in tranquility,times have changed for the better. People are striving to get women to frequent the Mosques and it is a prominent and welcoming change.

Hence, the onus is now on the Islamic heads and authorities to ensure that the mosques are women-friendly and that women are as involved as men in the decision-making process of the mosques. This is best achieved by appointing women in the governing bodies of the mosques.

 

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harmonica solo barakato. As far as I'm concerned, brothers and sisters 2015 is way too late to have had this statement released. I don't understand why it took so long. And this is a no brainer. This should have been done from the very beginning in our massages. And the fact of the matter is yes, I grew up in the 70s and 80s, we saw the reality of how it was, but that doesn't mean it has to be reality to how it is or how it's going to be. And it's about time that we understand that our sisters are our twin halves. This is a hadith our Prophet says that I'm said in the Mandisa Chicago region, that women are the twin halves of men. And Allah subhana wa tada says in the Quran, well,

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no, no one minute to bow to him earlier about the believing men, they believe in women, they are supporters and helpers of one another. We simply cannot as a community, deprive half of our community from coming to the holiest place in the world. And that is the massage. Now brothers and sisters, very simple. Now there are and let's be honest here, there are some strands of Islam. There are some interpretations of Islam that do encourage their women to not go to the masjid. And there are some sisters as well who think that they are closer to Allah by praying at home. My position is very clear. You know what, that's an individual decision of a woman to make if she does not want to

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come and she thinks she's closer to a lot praying in her home. That's her prerogative, but the masjid the board the mom, the community cannot make that decision. That's none of their business. The community has to be open to everyone to come to the masjid. Now a particular person chooses for whatever reason, that's their interpretation. That's their business, but it is not the role of the community or the masjid board to interfere and therefore I am 110% behind this initiative and Alhamdulillah it's about time to Zack McLaughlin, somebody who will have to lie about okay.