This research is dealing with the topic: “The legitimacy of a woman to lead men in the prayer”. The research is divided into an introduction and three subjects. The introduction contains the definition of Imamah (leadership) and the conditions that are required for the imam in the prayers. The first subject contains the rules for a woman leading men in prayers. The researcher observes this issue very carefully through discussing whether or not the woman has the right to become an Imam to lead the prayer, by showing the opinion of the scholars and their “daleels” (proofs) and discussing the daleels of the opinions. The researcher reaches the result that a woman can not lead men in the prayers in any circumstances, and supported by the legal opinions of contemporary scholars and the Fiqh councils in the Muslim countries and in the West. The second subject contains the legitimacy of a woman leading women in the prayers by showing the opinion of the scholars and their daleels (proofs). The researcher reaches the result that a woman can lead other women in the prayers. The third subject contains the legitimacy of a woman to make the call for prayer (Adan) and the Iqamah (the proclamation of the beginning of the prayer) for men, showing that there is an agreement between the scholars that the woman can not make “adan” or iqamah for men because of the clear “daleels” which forbid it. The paper makes conclusions containing the main points discussed in the research.
Shlibak, Ahmed Al-Suwai’i
"The Legitimacy of Woman Leading Men in Prayers,"
Journal Sharia and Law: Vol. 2007:
32, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/sharia_and_law/vol2007/iss32/5