Though according to the shariyah, women have equal rights of entering the mosque as the men. Even at the time of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) women used to enter the mosque with hijab and used to pray freely. Then when and why did the women start the tradition of staying away from mosque?
All those preventing women from entering mosque are doing it because of cultural reasons in south east asia. Muslim women around the world go for juma/ taraweh. If a muslimah out of free will chooses not to go because of household duties there is no blame on her. But as a male the following hadith should be enough for "not allowing" women to enter mosque
My understanding of this is that in south east asia where lower caste are not allowed into temples of the higher class. This tradition has somewhat crept in from there.
I once went to a masjid in India and asked "Why are there no women here?" One brother inside, who I think was the imam of the masjid, said "They are only allowed in Ramadan for Tarawih". I said "Where did this start?" He said there is a hadith of Umar ibn Al Khattab (RA) that he saw women dressed lewdly and banned them from the mosque. The word got to Aisha (RA) and she commented that "If Rasulullah (SAW) was alive he would have also forbidden them from coming".
So some son of a shaytan somewhere twisted the meaning of this riwayah to mean "ALL women" and started applying that as a standard of Umar (RA) and banning women from masjid. This brother says that is what is taught through Dar Al Uloom Deoband.
I think it is disgraceful. May Allah ta 'Ala open their eyes and provide for our sisters to also participate in the masjid.
There is not a single
There is not a
There is only one Hadith, which perhaps could have been misunderstood to mean that women should not go to the mosque. That Hadith is as follows@
If you base your conclusion only on this single Hadith, then you may wrongly conclude that it is not advisable or preferable for women to go to the mosque. However, your conclusion cannot be based only on one Hadith neglecting or ignoring all the other Ahadith.
There are several
From the time the
Islam permits women to pray in mosques. Ladies should have separate and equal facilities. Islam does not permit the intermingling of sexes. Otherwise, there will be a similar scene in mosques like other places of worship where some people even come for ‘bird-watching’ and eve teasing.
In recent times, women are not allowed in mosques in a few countries especially in
Women are also allowed in the sacred mosques,
The reason behind not allowed in mosques as explain on above stanza
Hope you are getting me what I am trying to explain, at last the solution is make peoples literate in more accurate way LEARN QURAN & TEACH QURAN!