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Submitted by Question (Singapore), Apr 20, 2012 at 10:52

Why is it that females are not allowed to pray with males in a mosque (at least not in front of them)?

Is it because the males will get distracted by the females (i.e. become aroused) and not pray sincerely?

If this isn't the case, then it's good. But if it is, then it doesn't make sense in that males should practise self-control, rather than appearing to have uncontrollable lust that must be tempered by others beyond themselves.

Please do not start deriding me for not being able to understand the Koran as I cannot understand Arabic. If you can understand Arabic, be a rational person and explain the reasoning to me. I'm just trying to find out more.

Thank you.

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