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My mother and wife requested me for Jamaat.

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Once I was getting ready for Maghrib Prayers, as I could not reach Masjid well in time. My mother and wife requested me for Jamaat. Is it O.K. that solo man can lead females prayers. Please advise.

 

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Make congregation with family

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Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 2.53

Topic: Consitution of a congregation

One person with the imam would constitute a congregation, even if the other person is a child or a woman.

Ibn 'Abbas says: "I stayed with my Aunt Maimunah and the Prophet (saws) got up to pray during the night. I got up to pray with him and stood on his left and the Prophet (saws) took me by my hand and put me on his right side."

 

Your Question: .I could not reach Masjid well in time. My mother and wife requested me for Jamaat. Is it O.K. that solo man can lead females prayers.

Although it is absolutely preferred that the believing men offer their obligatory prayers in congregation with the believers in the Masjid, if for any reason one is unable to attend the congregation at the Masjid, there is absolutely no harm if a solo man were to form a congregation with his womenfolk.

 

Thus when leading ones wife and mother in congregational prayer, the man should lead as the imam and the two women would offer their prayers in the row directly behind him in congregation.

 

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