Why do men and women have separate prayer areas? – Islamic Society of Baltimore

It is important to note, men and women have different spaces designated to sit during the prayer. The men’s prayer space (musallah) is located on the second floor and the women’s prayer space (musallah) is located on the third floor. The mosque is a sacred space to focus on God and prayer, and it should be free of any temptations and potential distractions that can result from men and women being in unnecessary contact.