Is There a difference Between Male and Female in Prayer?

Name of Questioner: Hajra Khan

Date: 2-8-2021 07:59:17 AM

Consultant: EDC


Salam. Please tell me how does the the hadith "pray a you have seen me praying apply to women"? Some say that the Prophet SAW was seen wearing turban, ankles exposed, etc. So how does this apply to women plz reply asap

Thank you very much for your question. It is our pleasure to answer it.

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

Dear sister, the way in which women pray is the same as the way in which men pray in every part of the prayer, prostration, sitting, and so on. This is based on the following evidence:

-The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Pray as you have seen me praying." (Al-Bukhaari) This is addressed to both men and woman.

Sheikh Al-Albani (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: "Everything that we have said above about the way in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) prayed applies equally to men and women. There is nothing narrated in the Sunnah which implies that women are exempted from any of that. Rather the general meaning of the words of the Prophet (peace be upon him), “Pray as you have seen me praying,” include women too." 

And Allah knows best.