Historic! Muslim women offer Eid prayers in Lucknow's 300-year-old Aishbagh Mosque

Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated across the country with fervour on Thursday.

Last Updated: Jul 07, 2016, 18:51 PM IST
Historic! Muslim women offer Eid prayers in Lucknow's 300-year-old Aishbagh Mosque
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Lucknow: Scores of women scripted history on Thursday by stepping inside the prestigious 300-year-old Eidgah of Aishbagh in Lucknow‎ and offering prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

As per a report in CNN-News18, it was the first time that women offered prayers along with men at the Eidgah.

It was made possible through efforts of Maulana Khalid Rashid of Firangimahal, chief imam of the mosque and a member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB).

Maulana Khalid Rashid was quoted by the media house as saying, "We want to prove that Islam gives both men and women equal rights. In the future we will ensure that more and more such common prayers are organised."

Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated across the country with fervour as scores of faithful attended special prayers and extended greetings to each other, marking the culmination of the holy fasting month of Ramzan.

In recent times, Muslim women in India have increasingly been demanding an entry inside the famous Haji Ali shrine in Mumbai and opposing triple talaq.

They have also been asking for parity in interpretation of Sharia law.