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Sunehri Masjid opens its doors for women worshipers


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

04th Mar, 2020. 06:08 pm
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Sunehri Masjid opens door for women

PESHAWAR: Golden Mosque (Sunehri Mosque) reopened its doors for women worshipers after two decades.

According to the details, Until mid 1990s, women would offer Friday prayer in congregation at Sunehri Masjid (Golden Mosque) situated in the Peshawar but the practice was abandoned after terrorism badly hit the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa capital.

Dozens of terrorist attacks took place near the mosque which led to its closure for women almost 25 years ago.

The sources said that the authorities have also put up a banner outside the mosque carrying message “that women are now welcomed to offer Friday prayer at Sunheri Masjid”.

According to Maulana Mohammad Ismail, the naib khateeb of Sunehri Masjid, Islam says women can offer congregational prayers at the mosque.

Earlier, the women were prohibited from visiting and offering prayers at the historical mosque over law and order situation.

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