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Azaan and Iqaamah for women

Last updated: 14th July 2013
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14th July 2013

Do women give Azaan and Iqaamah, can you provide an answer for all 4 schools of thought.

Ulamaa ID 12
Answer last updated on:
14th July 2013
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Ulamaa ID 12
Location: United Kingdom
Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Al Jawaab Wa Billahit-Tawfeeq

Respected brother,

As for the Ahnaf it is Makrooh against the Sunnah for a woman to whilst praying

alone or in a congregation of women to call out the adhan and iqamah.

[See al-Mabsut 1/132, ar-Radd al-Muhtar 1/391]

The other schools allow it.

al-Mabsut 1/132, Published by Muhammad Afendi al-Maghribi.

ar-Radd al-Muhtar 1/391, Published Bayt al-Afkar.

al-Bahr ar-Raiq 1/339, Published by Dar al-Marifah.

Hashiyah At-Tahtawi ala al-Maraqi 1/161, Published by al-Matba`ah al-Kubra


Hashiyah ar-Radd al-Muhtar 1/437 Published Bayt al-Afkar.

And Allah knows best