Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.148A.

Section : Women and children going out to attend ‘id prayer.

Shari’ah requires women and children to go out and attend the salatul ‘idain. This includes married, single, young, old, or menstruating women.

Umm ‘Atiyah reports: “We were ordered to go out with the single and menstruating women to the two ‘ids in order to witness the good and the supplications of the Muslims. The menstruating women would be separate from the others.” This is related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

Ibn ‘Abbas says that the Prophet would take his wives and daughters to the two ‘ids. This is related by Ibn-Majah and al-Baihaqi.

Ibn ‘Abbas further reports: “I went out with the Prophet on the day of breaking the fast or of the sacrifice, and he prayed and gave a khutbah, and then he went to the women and admonished them, reminded them of Allah, and ordered them to give charity.” This is related by al-Bukhari.