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Prostration of a female


Can this be quoted?

Yazid Ibn Abi Habib states that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) passed two women who were performing their prayer. He said to them: “When you prostrate, make part of your body touch the ground because a woman is unlike a man in these aspects.”


This Hadith is mursal (wherein a Tabi’i reports directly from Nabi -sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). It is reported with a reliable chain to the Tabi’i in question; Yazid ibn Abi Habib (rahimahullah) and can be quoted.


Note: Mursal narrations that have reliable chains may be quoted, according to the majority of Fuqaha (Jurists) and several Muhaddithun.

(Tadribur Rawi, vol.3 pg.139-141 with Shaykh ‘Awwamah’s footnotes. Also see Shaykh ‘Awwamah dedicated booklet on this topic; Al-Hadithul Mursal)



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


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