Woman to pray in the room than the lounge or the outdoors.

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kindly let me know sahih hadees regarding the salat of women ,that it is more preferred for a woman to pray in the room than the lounge or the outdoors .That it is better for a woman to pray inside her room


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Women pray masjid home

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. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Abu Hurairah relates that the Prophet (saws)  said: "Do not keep the slave girls of Allah (believing women) from going to the ‘Masjids’ of Allah.  And they are to go out unperfumed."


Ibn 'Umar reports that the Prophet (saws)  said: "Do not prevent the women from going to the ‘Masjids’, although their (own) houses are better for them."

Related by Ahmad and Abu Dawud.


Umm Humaid as-Sa'diyah (r.a.) came to the Messenger of Allah(saws)  and said: "O Messenger of Allah (saws), I love to pray with you (in congregation in the Masjid)."   The Prophet (saws)  said: "I am aware of that, but your ‘salah’ in your residence is better for you than your ‘salah’ in your people's masjid.   And your ‘salah’ in your people's masjid is better than your ‘salah’ in the [larger] congregational Masjids."

Related by Ahmad and at-Tabarani


Although it is permissible for a believing women to offer her prayers in the masjids in congregation with the believers, because of the nature of her duties and responsibilities the Lord Most Merciful has not made it obligatory upon the believing women to offer their obligatory prayers in the masjids like the men.  The Messenger of Allah (saws) guided that the prayers of the believing women offerred in her own house is better and more meritorious in the Sight of Allah Subhanah than in the masjids.


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