Prayers: Women's praying
Q501 :Could you please let me know what differences
there are between the prayers of a man and a woman.
A501 : Muslim men and women are required to offer
five obligatory prayers everyday in the same way and with the same
requirements. There are a few differences between men and women and how
they carry themselves in the Muslim community. For example, a man is
required to cover the area of his body between his navel and his knees.
While a woman must cover all her body with the exception of her face
and the lower part of her hands. A woman is exempt from prayer during
her menstruation period and during her postnatal period. In
congregational prayer, men form their lines ahead of the lines of
women. If a group of women is offering congregational prayer on its
own, anyone of them may lead the prayer, but the lady imam stands in
the middle of the row, while a man imam stands on his own about a meter
ahead of the congregation.
Our Dialogue ( Source : Arab News - Jeddah )