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  1. JazakAllah Khair for the tips – some simple but very practical words of advice Sisters can adhere by. May Allah swt reward you abundantly.

  2. Article is nicely written. I would like to remind that though it’s allowed for ladies to visit and pray at the masjid, Seyidna Rasulluah Sallallahualaihiwasallam preferred the ladies to pray at home. Everyone should think whether they are doing something which will make the Prophet of Allah happy with their actions.

    • Walaykum Salaam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatu, totally agree my fellow Muslim . Especially in these days and times *at some occasions might be best to perform at home. As a sister myself i prefer thats as there is too much fitnah nowadays even within the masjid itself though many of us shy away from talking about it, but non the less i do every now and then go to the house of Allah Ta’ala to worship with my fellow Muslims. Good article my sister, in shaa Allah will try to implement those points .

    • ASA, an excellent article of JUmma! I wish someone had outlined this when I struggling to make my jumma organized and meaningful in my youthful days with my children.
      Brother Riyadh, perhaps you know of this hadith of Prophet mUhammad pbuh “DO NOT STOP THE WOMEN SERVANTS OF ALLAH FROM PRAYING IN THE MOSQUE” It is really important for us as muslims to research the integrity of what we are going to quote on behalf of our beloved Prophet pbuh or say “I am not sure but may be he said”.
      He also said and I paraphrase: “the one who misquotes or misrepresents my words the Fire of Hell will be prepared for him”
      Women are half the muslim society YES they have the beautiful Rukhsa to pray at home if homebound or have a difficulty., but if they can go everywhere else they sure can come to the mosque to pray.
      Allah knows best.
      This article was very helpful for me. JazaikAllah hu Khairan

      • There is no doubt that a woman’s prayer in her house is better for her than praying in the mosque, as is indicated by the Sunnah of the Prophet (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him). He said: “Do not prevent your women from going to the mosque, even though their houses are better for them.” (Reported by Abu Dawud in al-Sunan, Baab maa jaa’a fee khurooj al-nisaa’ ilaa’l-masjid: Baab al-tashdeed fee dhaalik. See also Saheeh al-Jaami‘, no. 7458).

        Whenever a woman prays in a place that is more private and more hidden, that is better for her, as the Prophet (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) said: “A woman’s prayer in her house is better than her prayer in her courtyard, and her prayer in her bedroom is better than her prayer in her house.” (Reported by Abu Dawud in al-Sunan, Baab maa jaa’a fee khurooj al-nisaa’ ilaa’l-masjid. See also Saheeh al-Jaami‘, no. 3833).

    • A very ignorant statement ^

      Sahih Bukhari Volume:2 Book :13 Number :23, Narrated Ibn Umar:

      One of the wives of Umar (bin Al-Khattab) used to offer the Fajr and the ‘Isha’ prayer in congregation in the Mosque. She was asked why she had come out for the prayer as she knew that Umar disliked it, and he has great ghaira (self-respect). She replied, “What prevents him from stopping me from this act?” The other replied, “The statement of Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) : ‘do not stop Allah’s women-slave from going to Allah s Mosques’ prevents him.”

      And

      Women In The Mosque
      By Zakir Naik (source: http://islamicvoice.com/June2005/QuestionHour-DrZakirNaik/)

      Q. Why are women not allowed in the mosque?

      A: 1. There is not a single verse in the Qur’an, which prohibits ladies from entering mosques. There is not a single authentic Hadith which I am aware of which states that the Prophet (pbuh) prevented or forbade women from going to mosques.

      There is only one Hadith, which perhaps could have been misunderstood to mean that women should not go to the mosque. That Hadith is as follows:

      Abdullah Bin Mas’ud reported the Prophet (pbuh) as saying: It is more excellent for a woman to pray in her house than in her courtyard, and more excellent for her to pray in her private chamber than in her house. [Sunan Abu Dawood Vol.1 Chapter 204 Hadith No.570]

      If you base your conclusion only on this single Hadith, then you may wrongly conclude that it is not advisable or preferable for women to go to the mosque. However, your conclusion cannot be based only on one Hadith neglecting or ignoring all the other Ahadith. The context of the Hadith is also very important.

      The Prophet (pbuh) said that if a person prays in the mosque he gets 27 times more blessings (Sawab). Some women argued that they had infants at home and other household work and therefore could not go to the mosque. Thus, the men would have a greater advantage than women for receiving such blessings. It is then that the Prophet (pbuh) said the above Hadith.

      Hence, the conclusion is that in situations where women have infants and household work, which too is an important duty that cannot be neglected, women would not be deprived of the sawaab (blessings) if they pray in their own homes.

      2. There are several Ahadith which prove that both men and women used to go to the mosques during the life of the prophet (pbuh):

      (i) The Prophet (pbuh) said, ‘Do not prevent the female servants of Allah from going to the mosque of Allah.’ [Sahih Muslim Vol.1 Chapter 177 Hadith No.886]

      (ii) And husbands were specifically told by him, “If the wife of any one of you asks permission (to go to the mosque) do not forbid her.” (Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book of Salaah, Chapter 80, Hadith No. 832)

      (iii) From the time the Prophet (pbuh) entered Madinah, after Hijra, till his demise, he never prevented women from entering the mosque.

      (iv) During the time of the Prophet (pbuh), women not only went to the mosques for prayer but also for religious education and literary discussions as the mosque was the centre of community. Several Ahadith tell us that the Prophet (pbuh) addressed people in the mosque, and the audience consisted of both Muslim men and women. Women many a times asked questions to the Prophet (pbuh) in the mosque.

      (v) During the Prophet’s (pbuh) time, mosques had separate entrances for ladies. Women filled the mosques from behind while men had separate entrances and filled the mosques from the front. In between the two sections were children.

      (vi) It is reported by Abu Hurairah that the Prophet (Pbuh) said: “The best rows for men are the first rows, and the worst ones are the last. The best rows for women are the last ones, and the worst ones for them are the first.” [Sahih Muslim Vol.1 Chapter 175 Hadith No.881)

      3. Islam permits women to pray in mosques. Ladies should have separate and equal facilities. Islam does not permit the intermingling of sexes.

      4. In recent times, women are not allowed in mosques in a few countries especially in India and its neighbouring countries. Otherwise, in most of the other countries, women are allowed in mosques. Women are allowed in mosques in Saudi Arabia, in U.A.E; in Egypt, in U.S.A; in the U.K and in Singapore. Women are also allowed in the sacred mosques, Masjid-e-Haram in Makkah and in Masjid-e-Nabawi in Madinah.

      Allahamdulillah, the trend is now changing in India. We have several mosques in India and a few in Mumbai in which women come to pray in mosques (masjids).

  3. Nice article!
    @Ahamed RIfadh
    Here’s an informative and funny seech on that issue (the Hadith that is supposedly asking women to pray at home) =)

  4. Jazak Allahu Khairyn for this article! I am a revert and needed some guidance to make my jumah successfull! I truely enjoy and appreciate the emails i get from this site! I am going to share with my reverts group! InshaAllah! May Allah continue to help you help others and reward you for your efforts! Ameen!

  5. Bismillahir rahmaniraheem
    The article was short and sweet. It was very engaging and easy to remember . Thanks a lot for writing an article on this topic!

  6. Ma sha Alla. Thanks for everything Muhammad Faris. These articles on your site really useful for every muslim.

  7. Asalam olaikum wa rahmatulla ,

    Love the article , well organized.
    Lately I have seen more &more women are attending prayers at their local masajids but many of them have no knowledge how to respect the rights of masjid & the rights of others who are serious in their prayers .
    Many women would not stop talking about petty things which cause lots of disturbance or they start greeting each others when people are still saying their Sunnah or nawafal prayers .Some of then bring their children but never take the responsibility to control the children who run around in between the saffs.
    I was wondering if you could post an article about the etiquette of praying in a masjid esp for women &women with children.
    I understand women preferably should pray at home but the knowledge gained from Friday Khutbaa is so valuable as one retains more by hearing rather than just praying alone at home .Thank you .

  8. As salam alaikum
    Nice article. Jazakillahu Khairan.
    One more point could have been included – The hadith on sending peace and blessings on our beloved prophet (PBUH) on a Friday.
    Aws Ibn Aws reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Verily, the beset of your days is Friday. Adam (AS) was created on it, and on it he died, and on it the trumpet will be blown and the shout will be made, so send blessings upon me for your blessings are presented to me.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, how will our supplications reach you once you have decayed?” The Prophet said, “Verily, Allah the Exalted has forbidden the bodies of the prophets from decaying”

    Sunan Abu Dawood 1047

  9. Yes it’s preferred for sisters to pray at home but the Prophet SAW also told men not to prevent women from going to the mosque.

    It’s a lovely article full of great practical ideas to make it a productive day regardless of work etc jazakallahu khayran.

  10. Assalamu alaikum. Alhamdulillah. what a beautiful article. thank you so much. i didnt know all those benificial duas and timings in juma’h day. but i always wanted to know about them. Inshallah i’ll follow them. please keep writing such benificial articles about following islam in everyday life with timeline. it really helps . i’m looking forward to it. Jajakallah khair .

  11. I usually go for Friday prayers because of my boys 6&8 years old,I pick them from school and we proceed because dad might be at another end of town,I now enjoy this weekly routine of ours immensely, thanks for the encouraging article

  12. AsSalaamuAlaikum
    I enjoyed your article, I work full-time however, on Jumu’ah I’m able to her the Kuttbah from one of Masjid on my phone & when it’s time for salat I can pray right @ my desk. My co-workers are very respectful during this time. They allow me this time for my salat,not only on Friday but everyday. Alhuamdulillah

  13. Very nice. Now a days many people are busy in their works, studies etc… But those women who stay at home should tell their families about the importance of jumma. That’s why Allah subhaanawataala ordered the woman to stay at home. Some one even forget what the day was. Every Muslim should gain the knowledge about jumma.

  14. Assalmualaykum, I enjoyed your article. Friday is our holiday, so my elder daughter & I myself pray at home. InshaAllah i will recite surah Kahf . JajakAllah Khair

  15. Ma sha Allah, a very nice and useful article. one addition however could be made, that is, to recite Salawat (Durood Shareef) on the Noble Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam abundantly on Fridays.
    Plus, there should be mention of Miswak. if we are not able to use it as regularly as we ought to, then at least on Friday.

    I find it highly admirable how you dealt with the topic of women’s attending friday prayers, without getting entangled in the differences amongst scholars about this. How kind Allah’s Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam has been for not making it FARDH on women to go to the mosque. (Had that been any different, we would be in hot water…) But if any woman has got the option of praying in the mosque, then she ought to avail it, especially if she lives in a non-Muslim country. And if not, then Allah will surely not deprive her of her reward. HUmans might be niggardly, but HE is not :-)

  16. Praying in the Mosque is preferable because we feel that the degrees of our Imam is risen up with the Islamic knowledge.

  17. Assalaamu alaikum wr wb……JazakAllahu khairan kaseeran for this nice n simple tips .

    May Allah SWT abundantly reward u here n hereafter.

  18. Sister, all of the above is productive
    But u forgot to mention the SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE OF RECITING DURUD SHAREEF ON FRIDAY
    jazakillah :))

  19. I found this article very helpful. InshaAllah, I shall do my best to put it into action. The article itself is simple to read and understand, and the schedule is also easy to adapt to any situation we, as Muslim women, might find ourselves in i.e. wether we work or not, have kids or not, etc. May Allah swt help you in all aspects of your life. Jazakallah khair.

  20. Jazaki Allah
    I like how u preesnted sooooo many options to suit various lifestyles and even fiqh opinions I really hope that we don’t argue in the comments about minor points and better discuss the major topic: benefiting from jummah. I don’t mean to interfere I’m just reminding myself and my brothers and sisters. I’m sure we all can add some more nice ideas.

    To me, the article reminded me of the virtue of the day and helped me with ideas I can use as a busy mum.
    I like the family night. It can also include quran recitation session especially for children.

  21. asalam u alaikum
    it was a great reminder indeed <3 jazakillah khair for ur efforts..
    though the following points would make it more beautiful–
    –give charity–
    –try to spread smiles–
    –the use of siwak/miswak–
    –lots of durood–

  22. Assalaamu alaikum dear sisters,

    Thank you for your kind words about the article and I am glad that it has benefited you. We are grateful for the feedback and appreciate that some of the readers will prefer for sisters to pray at home although the option of going to the mosque may be preferable and of course also rewarding for those sisters who can attend on a blessed Jumu’ah day. We’ve taken on board your suggestions on other productive actions to do on Fridays though this one particularly aimed at helping sisters who face issues in making the most out of Fridays either at home or from work.

    JazakumAllahu khairun for your comments!

    Sincerely,

    Productive Muslimah

  23. Assalam o alaikum!
    It is a nice article for women.Beyond any doubt women are allowed to go in the mosque and if they are in need then it is preferable for them to pray at home.
    And all this depend on your niyat for sawab and do not to show off.
    Jazak Allah Khairan you write well.keep it up and move on as it is sadqa jaria.

  24. Assalaam Alikum, Alhumdulillah very helpful please share more article to how to raise kids between tidies ND seen

  25. asalamu alaikum warahmatulahi wabarakatuhu brother and sisters from around the world…may allah guide us all in the straight path and prevent us from doing sins…always fear death amd do not commit sins because allah loves those who do not commit ins because of fear of allah…ya allah help me and us to be on the traight path till our last breath and protect u from evil eyes…allahumma ameen
    hope everyone has a happy and healthy jummah..jazakallah khairan

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