WOMEN IN SALAT pray like men?

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Do Women Pray Like Men?


Is so, why and how?
 My friend says the women have to get down on the floor similar to the position of a dog and pull their arms close to the bodies and many other things.
So, what is the answer?
The prophet, peace be upon him, is clear on this topic - "Pray as you see me pray."
There is no mention of praying like his wives or for  women to pray differently. Allah also mentions praying many times for the believers without making any distinction between the genders.

All praises be to Allaah, Lord and Sustainer of the worlds, and may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and upon his family and companions.

All the commands and prohibitions in Islaam are equal for both men and women umless clearly specified by the Shari’ah

Therefore there can be no difference in the prayer of a man and a lady.

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“ Pray as you see me praying ” agreed upon.

This command is general without any distinction between men and womem, that’s why there is no difference between the Salat of a lady and a man. Both have to pray in the manner the Prophet of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) prayed except, where Allaah or the Messanger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) have specifically commanded otherwise, such as the awraah of a lady being different from a man, or her not raising her voice in the presence of non-mahram men or her prayer being preferred in her house and praying in congregation not being obligatory on her. All this is because of specific statements from the Messanger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) on these issues.

But as for as her standing, raising her arms and saying takbeer, placing her right hand over left on her chest during recitation, bowing, prostrating and sitting etc are concerned, there is no authentic text from the Messanger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) which differentiate between a man and a woman.

That’s why Muslim women are to perform the Salaat in the same manner as men unless specified otherwise in the Shari’ah.

And Allah the Most Knowledgeable knows what is best and most correct.

May Allaah help and guide us to do all that He is pleased with and his Peace and blessings be upon His last Prophet Muhammad.

It has come to my attention that amongst some teachers from one particular madhab, they have come up with the idea that women need to be in a different position due to how their bodies appear while in salat. But this is really sad for someone to add to Islam while Allah Subhannah wa Ta'ala has promised us He had prefected our deen (Al Ma'ida 5:3). Also, it makes you wonder why these guys are looking at women while they are praying anyway. After all, why isn't he praying?
Women are taught they receive the most reward in their homes, in their bedrooms and in their most private and secluded areas. So, how is it someone is saying they don't like the way women "look" while in salat?
Leave the innovations for the sunnah of the prophet, peace be upon him, that is better for all of us.
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