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Ruling on adhaan and iqaamah for women

Do women have to recite the iqaamah for prayer and give the adhaan if they are praying alone at home or in a gathering of women?

Praise be to Allaah.  

That is not obligatory for them and it is not prescribed for them, according to the correct scholarly view, because that was not required of women at the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), so women did not do that at that time or at the time of the Rightly-Guided khaleefahs (may Allaah be pleased with them). And Allaah is the Source of strength. 

See: Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Iftaa’, 6/82, 83.
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