What do you do?

What do you do?



when you’re:

  • female
  • muslim
  • have wudu
  • are fully clothed
  • it’s maghrib time
  • you’re physically sitting in a motor vehicle in the carpark of the masjid at *** to which your spouse has driven because he has to pray magrhib salaat as well
  • your spouse is encouraging of your praying in a masjid if that is your desire
  • and you’re aware that that masjid perpetuates a no women policy?

What would you do?


2 thoughts on “What do you do?

  1. Advocate for a space to be created for women. All travelers are supposed to access any mosque for salaat. This has been done at the blue mosque in Marabella (Trinidad). Alternatively, because Almighty Allah is aware at all times and knows what is in your heart, get the car into a position that creates some measure of privacy and offer your salaat. (eg. park close to a wall and open the car doors to create the pardah – just saying)

  2. Make my spouse explain the situation to the imam. That we are travellers and wife needs place to pray. Thereby requesting that she plays in the mosque after the jamaat leaves. I have had this experience several times and 100% times they’ve agreed. A few times the imam would arrange for a separate, safe and secluded place (once the terrace of the mosque, once his one house attached to the mosque )

    But nobody ever said no, though the mosque has no female policy. Mostly , they won’t allow the female to join the jamaat. Because they have the “fitnah” mindset (I don’t agree to it since the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam allowed females) . Lastly, if they are adamant you can explain that their refusal will lead to two very major Sins- either a female ,who happens to be his sister in Deen as well, will have to pray in an open area exposed to males compromising hugely on her modesty or she will have to skip Salah. Both huge sins and he may have to bear the burden.

    They’ll agree I’m certain In Sha allah

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