Characteristics Of Prayer: Women in Compulsory Prayers

Posted on July 13, 2009

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Volume 001 :: Book 012 (Characteristics Of Prayer) :: Hadith 799
Narated By Um Salama :
Whenever Allah’s Apostle finished his prayers with Taslim, the women would get up and he would stay on for a while in his place before getting up. Ibn Shihab said, “I think (and Allah knows better), that the purpose of his stay was that the women might leave before the men who had finished their prayer. “
Volume 001 :: Book 012 (Characteristics Of Prayer) :: Hadith 809
Narated By Um Salama :
“The Prophet after finishing the prayer with Taslim used to stay at his place for a while.” Ibn Shihab said, “I think (and Allah knows better), that he used to wait for the departure of the women who had prayed.” Ibn Shihab wrote that he had heard it from Hind bint Al-Harith Al-Firasiya from Um Salama, the wife of the Prophet (Hind was from the companions of Um Salama) who said, “When the Prophet finished the prayer with Taslim, the women would depart and enter their houses before Allah’s Apostle departed.”
Volume 001 :: Book 012 (Characteristics Of Prayer) :: Hadith 821
Narated By ‘Aisha :
Once Allah’s Apostle delayed the ‘Isha’ prayer till ‘Umar informed him that the women and children had slept. Then Allah’s Apostle came out and said: “None from amongst the dwellers of earth have prayed this prayer except you.” In those days none but the people of Medina prayed.
Volume 001 :: Book 012 (Characteristics Of Prayer) :: Hadith 823
Narated By ‘Aisha :
Once Allah’s Apostle delayed the ‘Isha’ prayer till ‘Umar informed him that the women and children had slept. The Prophet came out and said, “None except you from amongst the dwellers of earth is waiting for this prayer.” In those days, there was no prayer except in Medina and they used to pray the ‘Isha’ prayer between the disappearance of the twilight and the first third of the night.
Volume 001 :: Book 012 (Characteristics Of Prayer) :: Hadith 824
Narated By Ibn ‘Umar :
The Prophet said, “If your women ask permission to go to the mosque at night, allow them.”
Volume 001 :: Book 012 (Characteristics Of Prayer) :: Hadith 825
Narated By Um Salama : (The wife of the Prophet)
In the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle the women used to get up when they finished their compulsory prayers with Taslim. The Prophet and the men would stay on at their places as long as Allah will. When the Prophet got up, the men would then get up.
Volume 001 :: Book 012 (Characteristics Of Prayer) :: Hadith 826
Narated By ‘Aisha :
When Allah’s Apostle finished the Fajr prayer, the women would leave covered in their sheets and were not recognized owing to the darkness.
Volume 001 :: Book 012 (Characteristics Of Prayer) :: Hadith 827
Narated By ‘Abdullah bin Abi Qatada Al-Ansari :
My father said, “Allah’s Apostle said, “Whenever I stand for prayer, I want to prolong it but on hearing the cries of a child, I would shorten it as I dislike to put its mother in trouble.”
Volume 001 :: Book 012 (Characteristics Of Prayer) :: Hadith 828
Narated By ‘Aisha :
Had Allah’s Apostle known what the women were doing, he would have forbidden them from going to the mosque as the women of Bani Israel had been forbidden. Yahya bin Said (a sub-narrator) asked ‘Amra (another sub-narrator), “Were the women of Bani Israel forbidden?” She replied “Yes.”
Volume 001 :: Book 012 (Characteristics Of Prayer) :: Hadith 829
Narated By Um Salama :
Whenever Allah’s Apostle completed the prayer with Taslim, the women used to get up immediately and Allah’s Apostle would remain at his place for someone before getting up. (The sub-narrator (Az-Zuhri) said, “We think, and Allah knows better, that he did so, so that the women might leave before men could get in touch with them).”
Volume 001 :: Book 012 (Characteristics Of Prayer) :: Hadith 831
Narated By ‘Aisha :
Allah’s Apostle used to offer the Fajr prayer when it was still dark and the believing women used to return (after finishing their prayer) and nobody could recognize them owing to darkness, or they could not recognize one another.
Volume 001 :: Book 012 (Characteristics Of Prayer) :: Hadith 832
Narated By Salim bin ‘Abdullah :
My father said, “The Prophet said, ‘If the wife of any one of you asks permission (to go to the mosque) do not forbid her.”
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