Performing salah with family

Question:

If a man performs salah with his wife and children at home in congregation, can the wife call the adhan and the iqamah since the husband will be the imam? Is this permissible?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم:

الجواب حامدا و مصليا و مسلما

Answer:

In such cases it is best for the husband to call the adhan, iqamah and lead the salah. Since there is no precedent in Sharia for a female’s adhan and iqamah, therefore, it should be avoided. This ruling applies even when there are no non-mahram males in the gathering.

والله اعلم

Allah Knows best.

Approved by: Mufti Husain Ahmad Madani