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Women can not lead the religious community because of menstruation

July 9 2008

The Quran forbids a woman to lead a religious community since the days of menstruation, it has no right to perform prayers.

It is known that in England the church allowed the ordination of women to episcopal dignity. General Synod of the Church of England made the decision after a day of intense discussions. Experts believe that this could lead to a serious split.

Head of local religious organizations of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of European Russia Arslan Sadri said RIA Novosti introduction of female bishop in the Anglican community. According to him, Islamic tradition denies the religious leaders of women. "In the Muslim holy book in the fifth Surah of the sixth verse reads:" O you who believe, when it comes to prayer, wash your face, your hands to the elbows, wipe your heads and wash your feet to the ankles, "- he recalled. It is since only a small bath, but there is also a full bath, "- said Sadri. Ablution, he said, made after sexual relations (Koran, verse 6) or after a woman has stopped menstruating and postpartum bleeding.

"Consequently, the imam (primate) can not be a woman because she occasionally" fall "of religious life", - believes Sadr, in particular, in his words, in the days of menstruation a woman has no right to perform prayers.

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