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Reclaiming the Mosque

The Role of Women in Islam's House of Worship

Jasser Auda


148 pages / Published: 2017


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At a time when misogyny and hostile attitudes towards women are plaguing Muslim communities throughout the world, Dr Jasser Auda presents a timely and vital challenge to the contentious issue of women's access to the mosque, expounding an Islamic perspective.

Reclaiming The Mosque is a crucial response to the current trials facing Muslim communities, and moreover, it offers a clear and cohesive call to action that harks back to the Islamic principles of freedom, justice and human rights.


Jasser Auda




Professor Jasser Auda is the President of Maqasid Institute Global, a think tank based in the USA, UK, Malaysia and Indonesia, and has educational and research programs in a number of countries. He is a member of the Fiqh Council of North America and the European Council for Fatwa, and a fellow at the Fiqh Academy of India. He has a PhD in the philosophy of Islamic law from the University of Wales, UK, and a PhD in systems analysis from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Early in his life, he memorised the Quran and studied at the Study Circles of Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, Egypt. He worked previously as a professor at the universities of Waterloo, Carleton, and Ryerson in Canada; Alexandria in Egypt; International Peace in South Africa; Islamic University in Sanjaq, Qatar; the Faculty of Islamic Studies, American University of Sharjah in the UAE; and University of Bahrain. He lectured on Islam and its law in dozens of countries and authored 25 books in Arabic and English, some of which have been translated into 25 languages.


Reclaiming the Mosque










133 x 214 x 11 mm - 225g

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"Must Read!!!!!"

2018-03-20 12:24:37

This book needs to be read by every Muslim. Muslims need to understand and study the Quran and ahadith presented here by Dr. Jasser Auda, as understanding the concepts put forth by Dr. Jasser Auda would enable a revitalization of Muslim communities, whereby women, men, and children may cooperate in mutual affairs for the betterment of their community. Such is the model of Prophet Muhammad, eternal peace and blessings upon him and his family, as he was a living, walking example of the Holy Quran.

Dr. Jasser Auda writes in the book's conclusion: "If 'feminism' is a call for the dignity and rights of women, then Islam should be considered the first feminist movement in human history. The female companions of the Prophet (Peace and blessings upon him) actively participated in the mosque's activities, traded in the local and regional markets, learnt and taught Quran, narrated prophetic traditions, gave fatwas, raised charity, chose their husbands, assumed various leadership roles, and fought in the battlefields when they wished to. However, after Islam's golden age, the Islamic sub-cultures deviated from the prophetic model of treating women with dignity and fairness, and many Muslim societies went back to their days of ignorance (jahiliyah). This book is a call to revive the Islamic ideal, starting with women reclaiming their status and role in the mosque."

Allah bless Dr. Jasser Auda and all of those who collaborated to publish this book, protect them and continue to use them for the sake of Islam. Allah have mercy on the Muslims and forgive them all, for You Allah are the Most Forgiving and Merciful.

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"Really interesting"

2018-03-20 12:30:40

It's really interesting because what the normal man thinks is that no women are allowed. But he backs it up with hadeeth and tafsir of it. And how the Prophet used to conduct lessons in the mosque

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"Everyone needs this"

2018-03-20 12:38:54

Finally a book that really shows how some people are wrong in thinking that women are not allowed in the masjid. Its so simple to follow, understand and I love how everything is backed up by hadiths. Every imam should be using this book during their khutbahs

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