Women’s Attendance in Congregational Prayer 4item What is the ruling of participation of women in congregational prayer as far as being makrūh or mustaḥabb is concerned? i. What are the rules if women stand behind men? ii. Do women need to have something separating them from the men when they are standing behind them? iii. Is there any need for something to veil the women when they are offering prayer along side the men? iv. It must be noted that to separate women from men, even when they are behind the men, during the prayers, the speech, etc is humiliating and insulting to women. How should the lines of men and women be connected when there is no curtain between? Has the Divine Legislator encouraged women to take part in congregational and Friday prayers in masjids in the same way as it has done in the case of men? Or is it considered more preferable for women to perform prayers at home? When can a woman be a congregational prayer leader?