Imam Muhammad Al Ameen Ash Shanqeeti said,
“Know that the women praying in their homes is better for them than praying in the Masaajid, even if the masjid be the Masjid of the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم. Thus with that, you come to know that his صلى الله عليه و سلم statement,
‘A prayer in this masjid of mine is better than one thousand prayers in other than it except Masjid Al Haraam (in Mecca)’
is specific to the men. As for the women, then their prayers in their homes is better for them than praying in congregation in the masjid.” End translation. [Adwaaul Bayaan 6/162]
Majid Jawed Al-Afghanee
عن أم حميد امرأة أبي حميد الساعدي : ” أنها جاءت النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فقالت : يا رسول الله إني أحب الصلاة معك قال : قد علمت أنك تحبين الصلاة معي وصلاتك في بيتك خير لك من صلاتك في حجرتك وصلاتك في حجرتك خير من صلاتك في دارك وصلاتك في دارك خير لك من صلاتك في مسجد قومك وصلاتك في مسجد قومك خير لك من صلاتك في مسجدي ، قال : فأمرت فبني لها مسجد في أقصى شيء من بيتها وأظلمه فكانت تصلي فيه حتى لقيت الله عز وجل ” . رواه أحمد ( 26550 ) .
والحديث : صححه ابن خزيمة في ” صحيحه ” ( 3 / 95 ) وابن حبان ( 5 / 595 )
“It was narrated from Umm Humaid, the wife of Abu Humaid al-Saa’idi, that she came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, I love to pray with you.’ He said, ‘I know that you love to pray with me, but your praying in your room is better for you than your praying in your house, and your praying in your house is better for you than your praying in your courtyard, and your praying in your courtyard is better for you than your praying in the mosque of your people, and your praying in the mosque of your people is better for you than your praying in my mosque.’ So she gave orders that a “mosque” be built for her in the innermost and darkest part of her house, and she used to pray there until she met Allaah (i.e. died).”
Graded saheeh by Shaykh Albany rahimahullah.
This is Imam Ibn Khuzaimah and Shaykh Albany’s proof concerning the topic.
AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman