Exempted, not prohibited

Print edition : May 13, 2016

Women offering prayers on the first day of the holy month of Ramzan at the Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, on July 11, 2013. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Islam does not prohibit women from offering prayers at mosques but since it prohibits mixed-gender prayers, logistical problems prevent some mosques from offering separate enclosures for them.

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