Why Do Women Pray behind Men?-Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Why Do Women Pray behind Men?

We are accustomed to a specific order of lines during prayers, such as women behind men, children in front of women, or a single man praying to the left of the Imam, among others. Shaykh Faraz will elucidate the underlying rules governing this order.


Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, a distinguished scholar in the Islamic sciences, is the Founder and Executive Director of SeekersGuidance. He studied under renowned scholars globally for ten years, beginning in Damascus and continuing in Amman, Jordan. Notable mentors include Shaykh Adib al-Kallas and Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi. After completing his studies, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in 2007 and established SeekersGuidance, dedicated to spreading reliable, relevant, and inspiring Islamic knowledge online and on the ground.