Lucknow Eidgah opens doors for women to offer namaz

Lucknow: Amid raging debate over entry of women at religious places, city's famous Eidgah in Aishbagh has for the first time made special arrangements for women, allowing them to offer 'namaz' in the premises on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr today.

The Maulana said though gates of Eidgah were not closed for women, separate arrangements were not made for them earlier. File Pic for Representation
The Maulana said though gates of Eidgah were not closed for women, separate arrangements were not made for them earlier. File Pic for Representation

"Separate arrangements have been made for the first time when women can offer Eid namaz in Eidgah," said Imam of Aishbagh Eidgah Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahali. He said a large number of women would offer namaz along with men in separate enclosures.

The Maulana said though gates of Eidgah were not closed for women, separate arrangements were not made for them earlier.

He said, "This time, due to special arrangements, a large number of women will be able to offer namaz at Eidgah," he said. Though there is no ban on entry of women at 'mazars' (mausoleum), they are not seen offering namaz at mosque or Eidgah
very often.

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