Should I Follow What the Schools of Fiqh Teach on the Women’s Prayer or the Hadith?


Asslamu ‘alaykum. I have learned how women should pray according to the schools of fiqh, but I heard a scholar say there is no difference in the prayer of men and women. He based it on a hadith that says the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) told us to pray as he did and that the other narrations are weak. What should I do?


Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.

I pray you are well.

You should follow what the schools of fiqh state. They are based on the positions of scholars of the highest caliber who lived very close to the time of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). The proofs of the schools have been checked many time over the centuries.

I recommend you take our course on “How Islam Works” to get clarity on this matter, please refer to this reader on the prayer of women too.

May Allah grant you the best of both worlds.

[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim


Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.