Congregation: Women leading

Q121 :On what conditions can a woman lead a congregational prayer?


A121 : A woman may lead a group of women in a congregational prayer in the same way as a man does. When she does, she simply stands in the middle of the line, not ahead of it. She recites loudly in Fajr, Maghrib and Isha and quietly in Dhuhr and Asr in the normal way. When the congregation is formed of women only, then it is highly preferable that a woman leads the prayer rather than a man, unless the man's wife or a close relative such as his mother or sister or daughter is in the congregation. If no such relative is among the worshipers and he heads the prayer, the prayer is valid, although he is the less preferable choice to lead it.


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