Difference Between Men and Women in Prayer Line (Salat)

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Difference Between Men and Women in the Prayer Line ~ Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain the differences between men and women in the line in prayer. What I mean is, like if they have to line up if they pray together in one place. In Islam, there is a special explanation for that.

As always, before I explain the difference between men and women in the prayer line further, I will quote one hadith that is specifically related to our discussion.

Hadith About Difference Between Men and Women in the Prayer Line

The hadith about difference between men and women in prayer line in prayer line that I mean is as follows:

عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ ؛ قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ؛ خَيْرُ صُفُوْفِ الرِّجَالِ أَوَّلُهَا وَشَرُّهَا آخِرُهَا ، وَخَيْرُ صُفُوْفُ النِّسَاءِ آخِرُهَا وَشَرُّهَا أَوَّلُهَا . رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ

From Abu Hurairah radliyallaahu ‘anhu, he said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said, “The best line of men in prayer is the foremost and the worst is the last. The best line of women in prayer is the last and the worst is the foremost.” The hadith is narrated by Muslim.

There are some important things related to the hadith above that we need to know;

One; The hadith explains about lines of men and lines of women if they pray together in one place.

Two; The hadith explains, that basically the best line in prayer is the foremost and the worst line is the last.

Three; The definition of the best line is the line that has the most merit, while what is meant by the worst line is the least reward line.

Four; If men and women pray together in one place, the best lines of men are foremost, while their worst lines are the last. While the lines of women, their lines are the best who are the last, while the worst line is the foremost.

Five; If the women pray in one place that is different from men, then their lines are the best are the foremost and their worst lines are the last- the same as the lines of men.

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