established by the Prophet (sws) in congregational prayers is that only men can
lead a prayer.
Hamidullah, a famous Muslim scholar has tried to prove through certain
indications found in a Hadīth that the Prophet (sws) had appointed
Ummi Warqah to lead men in prayers. These indications are quite weak and do
not substantiate the claim. Moreover, a Hadīth which contradicts an
established Sunnah cannot be accepted.