‘I am one of the People’: A Survey and Analysis of Legal Arguments on Woman-Led Prayer in Islam

Co-authored with Ahmed Elewa. Journal of Law and Religion XXVI, No.1 (2010-11)

This paper, written five years after the Wadud prayer, presents a survey and analysis of the various responses to Female-led mixed-gender prayers. The paper explores how social concerns inform Islamic legal thinking both methodologically and through the general social assumptions of the scholar’s day then and now. The paper also presents legal reasoning that deems female-led mixed prayers permissible by default.

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