Originally Posted by age_master
Surely its human nature to be attracted to the opposite sex in varying degrees. Men and Women cannot pray together because;
1. They woould distract each other, and dont tell me you wouldnt be distracted because thats just being avaricous - just a sniff of her perfurme, her eyes, her feet, her hands could raise any sort of though in your minds which , directly oppose the aim of a prayer- all cocentration on God.
2. Women's privacy is highly protected in Islam, if women prayed with men regularly, and then suddenly did not come for a week, the men would know she probaly had periods (In Islam women are not allowed to pray during their periods), only her husband and family can know that information.
There are other reasons i cant remember.