Q: I KNOW THAT IT IS HARAAM FOR WOMEN TO ATTEND THE MASAAJID AND THE EIDGAHS AND I AM TOTALLY AGAINST LADIES FACILITIES AT THE MASAAJID AS THIS CAUSES FITNAH. I WANTED TO KNOW: CAN I TAKE MY YOUNG FIVE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER TO THE MASJID. SHE IS SWEET. SHE WILL SIT ONE SIDE QUIETLY. PLEASE ADVISE?
A: Masha Allah unto you for believing and accepting that ladies facilities at the Masaajid are wrong and a means of fitnah. You should thank Allah Ta’ala for granting you the Hidaayat of understanding the truth which says that it is Haraam for all women to attend the Masaajid and the Eidgah according to all Four Math-habs which is the Fatwa of the Sahaabah who are described as ‘stars’ by Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam.
However, you should not take your daughter to the Masjid. The habit of taking young girls to the Masjid, even if they 3 years old, is a very bad habit. Good habits of Hijaab should be inculcated into girls from the cradle. There is no Hijaab at the Masaajid. The so-called ladies facilities are a mockery to the Deen. It is not permissible for any females to be at the Masaajid – even if the Shayaateen have built separate facilities for the sake of luring women out of their homes for Salaah which is in direct conflict of what Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has said. The Sahaabah understood the Deen better than anyone else.
The strict conditions which Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam imposed upon women when they emerged from their homes to attend the Masaajid were not observed during the era of the Sahaabah. Thus, the Sahaabah prohibited women from the Masaajid. They used to throw stones at the women. Today’s time, the situation is much worse which necessitates an even harder approach. Thus, Hazrat Ibn Hajar Haitami Rahimahullah declared that anyone who hesitates in prohibiting women from the Masjid, is a moron. May Allah guide you and keep you steadfast on the Truth. Ameen