Menstruating woman attending lessons in the masjid

Reference: Sharh ‘Umdatil-Fiqh – Tape No.7, Question No.1

Question: There is a masjid in which they have a hall for lessons; is it permissible for a menstruating woman to attend lessons in this hall, whilst seated on a chair?

Response: No. Whatever is within the enclosure of the masjid, the menstruating woman is not allowed to sit therein – not for lessons or other than that, until she [completes her menstrual period and] purifies herself by having a bath [or shower].

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.

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