The Office of the Supreme Leader

Women’s Recitation of Qur’anic Sūrahs in Canonic Prayers

question| Can women, like men, say Sūrat al-Ḥamd and the second sūrah loudly in the Morning, Nightfall, and Night Prayers?
answer| In the three diurnal canonic prayers in question, women may recite the two sūrahs out loud or they may whisper them (as opposed to men, who are obligated to recite the two sūrahs in an audible manner in these three diurnal canonic prayers). Yet, if their voice can be heard by non-maḥram men, it is advisable that they whisper the two sūrahs such that their voice would be inaudible to the men present.
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