Women Imams

Are women allowed to lead men in prayers? Are these historical examples true? A woman led the funeral prayers for Imam Shafi'i (a respected Muslim scholar). In another stance the Holy Prophet (sws) would visit an elderly woman. The male servant of that woman would use to call the adhaan (call for prayer) while the woman herself would lead the prayer (http://shams.za.org/womenclaim.htm )

Also should women be allowed to pray alongside men in the mosques as they do in hajj? Or should they be segregated?
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Offering Prayer Led By An Imam Who Commits Polytheistic Acts

I would like to know if it is permissible to pray 'Jumu’ah (Friday) Prayer led by a person who goes to graves of righteous people to seek blessing from them and also prostrates on graves? Please note that there is no other option for me. My college is situated in a village and the only option is to pray in that particular mosque. Is it permissible to offer Jumu’ah (Friday) Prayer at my college after delivering the sermon?

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Following Shi’i Fiqh

I wanted to learn the meaning of the expression ‘ul al-‘amr (those vested with authority) in Q 4:59. The verse says:

O you who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger and ‘ul al-‘amr minkum.
TheShi’is take it as a basis for their concept of imamat? Secondly would you kindly tell me if I can follow fiqh-e Ja‘friyah if it appeals me? What about the small differences for example in method of wudu and placement of hands in the Prayer?
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نماز قائم کرنا

نماز پڑھنے اور قائم کرنے میں کیا فرق ہے اور پاکستان جیسی ریاست نماز کیسے قائم کر سکتی ہے یا یہ فرما دیں کہ نماز قائم کرنے میں ریاست کا کیا کردار ہے؟

کیا مسجد میں نمازیوں کو سلام کرنا جائز ہے۔ کیونکہ مسجد میں خاموشی ہوتی ہے اور سلام کرنے اور جواب دینے سے نمازی ڈسٹرب ہوتے ہیں؟

میں اپنی بیوی کو نماز پڑھنے کے لیے کیسے قائل کر سکتا ہوں اور اگر وہ نماز نہیں پڑھتی تو میں اس کے لیے کتنا ذمہ دار ہوں؟