What is the explanation of the following Hadith:

‘Akhriju hunna min haythu akhraja hunnallah’


These words are recorded as the statement of Sayyiduna Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu’anhu).

(Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 5115, Al-Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 9484-9485. Also see Nasbur Rayah, Hadith: 2023, Fathul Bari, before Hadith: 294, Al-Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 41 & Kashful Khafa, Hadith: 156)

The words in the above sources are:

Akh-khiru hunna – أَخِّروهُنَّ من حيث أخرهن الله

-The words you have quoted appear in some editions of Majma’uz Zawaid, and is probably a misprint.



This is usually used in the issue of the salah of women; (1) them not being suitable as Imams, and (2) their position being behind men in the saffs (rows)


(3) It is also possible that Sayyiduna Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu’anhu) said this to encourage the women to offer their salah at home, since he was particular on discouraging them from the Masjid.

(See: Atharus Sunan, Hadith: 307-309)



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar