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Position of men and women in prayers

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Submitted by Answer (Ireland), Apr 20, 2012 at 21:49

Men and women do pray together in the mosque. Men pray with men, and women pray with women, at the same time within the same mosque. It is not explicitly mentioned in the AlQuran, it is practise in the traditions of Islam. If you asked me why, I do not know why, but I think it is much easier to for the arrangements of people. Like when you are arranging stuff, you arrange them methodically using a certain criteria, in this case gender, not because you sexist or something, it is much easier. After prayers, men like to mingle among men and women with women. Nothing fancy here.

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