Women going to the mosque during the nights of Ramadan
Fatwa No: 136492


During the nights of Ramadhaan, which is better for the woman: to pray in the mosque or at home, especially if there are lectures and admonitions in the mosque? What would you tell the women who pray in the mosque?


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alyhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said: "It is better for women to pray at home as the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Their prayer at home is better for them.” Going out entails Fitnah (tribulation) in many cases. Thus, staying at home is better than going out to the mosque. As for lectures and admonitions, women can attain this via listening to audio cassettes. I say to the women who go to the mosque that they should go out without exposing their beauty or wearing perfume."

Allaah Knows best.

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