Women praying in mosques

Egypt's Dar Al-Ifta

Women praying in mosques


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?


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 Almighty knows best

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