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Women leading prayers
Milli Gazette Online
The hue and cry over Ameena Wadood’s leading a Friday prayer in an New York church on 18 March, where more than two hundred men and women participated in the prayer, is unfortunate. Such thing happened earlier also. In his book The great Women of Islam, Mohammad Ahmad Ghadanfar has written:
"When Caliph Usman was martyred and there was chaos and confusion over who would be the next in line of succession, it was Aisha who brought unity into the ranks, by leading the prayer and calling
Ironically the church was offered when local Imams refused her permission to hold the friendly prayer in mosque.
Would we Muslims allow Christians to offer their Sunday prayer in a mosque?
Masood Ashraf, New Delhi
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