“I am one of the People”: A Survey and Analysis of Legal Arguments on Woman-Led Prayer in Islam1

  title={“I am one of the People”: A Survey and Analysis of Legal Arguments on Woman-Led Prayer in Islam1},
  author={Ahmed Khaled Ahmed Elewa and Laury Silvers},
  journal={Journal of Law and Religion},
  pages={141 - 171}
For Muslims, prayer leadership is necessary to fulfill the confirmed sunnah of congregational prayer, as well as the obligatory Friday sermon and prayer. The majority of jurists consider the role of imam to be better than any other duty associated with the prayer including that of the muezzin. In New York City on March 18, 2005 Dr. Amina Wadud shocked the Muslim world when she led a mixed-gender congregation in the Friday prayer. The Friday congregational prayer is at the center of Muslim… 
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