Hadith on Women: Women’s Right to Attend the Mosque

📖Sahih Muslim 442 c
Ibn ‘Umar reported: ‘The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: Do not prevent the maid-servants of Allah from going to the mosque.

  • This Hadith emphasizes the importance of allowing women to attend the mosque and participate in congregational prayers. In this Hadith, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) instructs Muslims not to prohibit female servants of Allah (referring to women) from going to the mosque. This means that women should be given the freedom to go to the mosque and perform their prayers, just like men. The term “maid-servants of Allah” is a term of honor for Muslim women, indicating their high status and value in Islam.

In many cultures, women have been traditionally excluded from attending mosques and participating in congregational prayers. However, this Hadith makes it clear that such practices go against the teachings of Islam. In Islam, women have the right to worship and pray in the mosque, and this Hadith affirms this right.