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Is it recommended for women to pray in the mosque?

I would like to pray in the mosque but I know that it is better for a woman to pray at home. I know that the reward for going to the mosque is great, but is this reward restricted to men? I feel jealous of them for that. What should I do? Is there a way for me to attain such a reward?

Answer

Abdullah Ibn Masud reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “A woman’s prayer inside her home is better than in its courtyard, and her prayer in her own bedroom is better than in [the rest of] her home” [recorded by Abu Dawud]. Praying at home and not going to the mosque in obedience to God`s injunctions entails a great reward similar to that bestowed on a man for going to the mosque since the bounty of God is for all.
And God the Almighty knows best.
 

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