WATCH: Women speak out after battle over prayer space at mosque


Expert Member
Aug 7, 2012

A group of women have spoken out about their experience with exclusivity in a mosque in Johannesburg, after they were verbally abused for seeking a space to perform Salaah (prayer) during the month of Ramadan.

In a video that made rounds on social media, the women are called "morons" by an elderly man who was upset by their presence in a room adjacent to the men.

The Masjid Siratul Jannah Mosque in Johannesburg is one of various mosques that cater for women on their premises. However, their facilities were not fully functional, as it had been missing a speaker to allow women to hear the recital of the Qur’an on the night of the incident.
And I thought women had equal rights in Islam.


Honorary Master
Jan 22, 2005
Why there are so many devout Muslim women baffles me
You are indoctrinated from an early age, you see how your mom/aunt etc live, what you experience growing up appears to be the norm to you and you accept that as the right way. Should you ever question it and decide to leave you will be shunned by all.


Well-Known Member
Dec 25, 2012
They do. These men were acting against their beliefs.
These men have done a vile and unacceptable act to there own women. It is a shameful that some men deem it fit to use violence against women. The man in the video should offer a public apology to these women and be stripped of any role or position he hold in the mosque.