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women and children can join. In ad-
dition, menstruating women and the
young virgin girls were also encour-
aged to join the Muslims out in the
field on this day. This is so that the joy
and festivity of this day can also be
felt and shared with the entire nation,
even the women.
Umm 'Atiyah reports: "We were or-
dered to go out with the single and
menstruating women to the two
'ids in order to witness the good
and the supplications of the Mus-
lims. The menstruating women
would be separate from the oth-
ers."
Also Ibn 'Abbas says that the
Prophet would take his wives and
daughters to the two 'ids
.
Ibn 'Abbas further reports: "I went
out with the Prophet on the day of
breaking the fast or of the sacri-
fice, and he prayed and gave a
khutbah, and then he went to the
women and admonished them, re-
minded them of Allah, and ordered
them to give charity."
Again this clearly clarifies the impor-