Fatwa 1
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Question put to our Noble Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen after Salaat al-Fajr in al-Masjid al-Haraam in Makkah on Tuesday 27 Ramadhaan 1420/ 4 January 2000




Which is better for the woman, to pray in her house or pray in al-Masjid al-Haraam (Makkah)?



The Noble Shaykh (hafitha-hullaah) briefly responded by saying it is better for the woman to pray in her house for that which is mentioned in the hadeeth:



((Do not prevent your women from going to the masaajid, however, their homes are better for them)).



The word masaajid (plural of masjid) encompasses all the masaajid inclusive of al-Masjid al-Haraam in Makkah, al-Masjid an-Nabawee in Madeenah and al-Masjid al-Aqsaa in al-Quds (Jerusalem). Therefore based upon this hadeeth it is clear that it is better for a woman to pray in her home.


Fatwa 2
Question:




Is it permissible for a woman to pray in a masjid in these (present) times?

Answer:



Yes it is permissible for the woman to pray in a masjid in these (present) times. The messenger of Allaah said “Do not prevent the female slaves of Allaah from the masaajid of Allaah.” And he said “The best row for the men is the first row and the worst is the last one. And the best row for the woman is the last one and the worst is the first one”



Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts



Fataawa Mar’atul Muslimah Pg. 124 (Daar al-Ghad al-Jadeed)

Translated by Umm Ibraheem Bint Ameen

Fatwa 3
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Ruling concerning women using incense when they are going to the mosque




Question: During Ramadhaan, some women use incense in the mosque. We advised them to stop but to no avail. We want from you, dear Shaykh, to make this issue clear to them and to us.



Response: It is not allowed for women to use incense when they go out to the mosque or inside the mosque. This is because they become a temptation, then, when they return to their homes. It has been authentically reported from the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) that he prohibited women from using any kind of perfume when leaving their house to go to the mosque. He said, ((Any woman who has incense over her should not attend the 'Ishaa. Prayer with us)). The same applies to them using such fragrances in the mosque because then they go outside to the market while being scented. The same is the ruling for their using it when they go some place other than the mosque.



Shaykh Ibn Baaz

Fataawa al-Mar.ah