Listening to Friday sermon not obligatory on women
Fatwa No: 357835

  • Fatwa Date:22-8-2017 - Thul-Qi'dah 30, 1438
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Question

This is a trivial question, but there is a mosque nearby my house, and they always hold the Friday prayer there. I am a woman, and I can vaguely hear the sermon becaise they use a loud speaker. What is the ruling on listening to it for me? Is it obligatory or optional?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

It is not obligatory on you to listen to this sermon; rather, your listening to it is permissible. So if you wish you may listen to it, and if you wish you may not listen. If you benefit from this sermon, then listening to it would be a good thing.

For more benefit, please refer to fatwa 286435.

Allah knows best.

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