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Do not stop Allaah’s Imaa’ (women slaves) from going to Allaah’s mosques

254. Narrated Ibn ‘Umar (radhi Allaahu anhu) :

One of the wives of ‘Umar (bin Al-Khattaab) used to offer the Fajr and the ‘Ishaa prayer in congregation in the mosque. She was asked why she had come out for the prayer as she knew that ‘Umar disliked it and he has great Gheera (self-respect). She replied, “What prevents him from stopping  me from this act?” The other replied, “The statement of Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam). ‘Do not stop Allaah’s Imaa’ (women slaves) from going to Allaah’s mosques‘, prevents him.”

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 23, Vol. 2]

Source : The Book Of As-Salaat (The Prayer) – Chapter 30 – The going of women to the mosques if it does not lead to Fitnah (trial or an affliction etc.), and a lady should not come out scented.  Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan