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Published on May 30, 2011
Although the majority of scholars, including Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, agree that women leading prayer is not allowed in Islam, scholars acknowledge that historically there has always been opinions and debates and it is not an entirely new issue, as claimed by modern reformers.
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf illustrates the depth of the jurisprudential tradition in Islam, the rich corpus of Fiqh, which addresses even contemporary issues and polemics.
'Rethinking Islamic Reform' 2010 Oxford University Islamic Society Sheldonian Theatre University of Oxford