Women Attending Jalsahs

Women Attending Jalsahs

Q. May women attend jalsahs such as Bukhari Jalsah which have proper purdah facilities?

A. Women should not attend Bukhari Jalsahs. Their emergence is occasioned by pressing need. There is no need in them attending the customary Bukhari Jalsahs of extravagance and show.

The proper pardah facilities you speak about are imaginary. As long as men are invited to the same venue, adequate pardah arrangements can hardly be implemented. Be that as it may, when it is not permissible for women to attend the Masjid for even the five daily Fardh Salaat then by what stretch of Islamic logic can it be permissible for them to attend the Bukhari Jalsah?