As-salamu `alaykum. I have recently read in the news about a British Muslim blind man permitted to take his guide-dog to the mosque. Is this permissible?
Brother, assalamalaikum!1) Working/Living Within WHAT radius of the mosque makes it Obligatory for a muslim male to perform Friday(Jumuah) prayers in mosque. Someone with extensive knowledge said me its 3km, and an online search on a shiite site says 2 farsakh,5 miles(11km). Are others exempted?2) Is it obligatory for a Muslim to perform Friday Jumuah in a Mosque, even if it be far, again how far? when one has health, time, and means to travel comfortably.Jazakallah Khair
Assalamu Alaikum, Dear Scholar, Is it permissible to build living quarters on the roof of Mosques for renting out? What is the correct Shariah position on this matter? One Mosque wants to build rental living quarters to augment its income. With best regards.ahmed.
Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahAlhamdolilah, we are a small new community and have raised enough money to build a musjid. We are in the process of starting the building, but some brothers in the community insist on having a fancy musjid, with a big dome and so on. My question respected Mufti is, what are the requirements of a musjid? What does a musjid really need?Jazakallahallah reward you for your efforts.
Salaam a'liakum I am learning the Quran and the class I go to is taught in the masjid, and after having reasearched the matter of whether a woman should go in masjid when in her period, I feel strong that sisters shouldn't go into the masjid when in mense, i really want to learn the Quran, please help me in how I should reconsile the two sides. salaam a'laikum
Respected scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. Is it lawful in the viewpoint of Islam to insure mosques against calamities such as fire or damage? This kind of insurance is optional. But suppose that a person slipped in the mosque and sued the people responsible for the mosque for compensation. They have to pay him compensation or, instead, the government will sell the mosque and give the price to him as compensation. This means that we are obliged to participate in this kind of insurance. Would you clarify the viewpoint of Islam on this issue? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Assalamu Alaykum.Can some one who donated money to build a mosque ask for it back after it has been spent. what if he needs it to make ends meet? should the mosque give it back from mosque funds? should the matter be made public to raise the money? the amount is not big; it is only $5000. But the donor says it will help him meet his needs to get it back. What is the ruling in this situation?jazaka Allah Khair.
In North American society, I have seen that it is quite difficult to establish a regular Mosque and many steps have to be taken before a Mosque comes into existence, there are problems like zoning and parking, permissions from the city etc. The alternative is the use of temporary places of worship, which we call Mussalla, like renting a room or two in a commercial building. Some people say that the prayer in a Mussalla is not valid, only in a Mosque.They would prefer to pray at home even if there is a Mussalla very near to their homes and five times prayer is going on there.However, there are many scholars in North America and many that visit from Arabia, Pakistan and India, they do not object to the observance of prayers in such temporary places. What is your comment on the issue?
When adults go to Mosques and find that some children have positioned themselves in the first rows to perform Salah (ritual Prayer), they move them to the back rows (i.e., boys behind men and girls behind women), even if those children are already performing the P rayer, on the pretext that Allah has ordered that children be positioned in the back rows in Prayer. Mind that those children can reason and distinguish right from wrong. I’d like to know to what extent this is lawful in Islam.
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Is there any virtue in proceeding to the mosque to attend the five Prayers?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I was wondering if the nikah (contract of marriage) must be held in a Mosque? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. What is the judgment pertaining to chanting or singing Islamic songs in the mosque on some occasions such as weddings and religious festivals and similar events? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. What is your opinion regarding the concept or practice of woman-led Prayers and the idea that imams do not necessarily need to be male (as there is no explicit designation of an imam’s gender in the Qur’an/hadiths)? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
I am a Muslim from the former Soviet Union. Unfortunately, I never had an opportunity to pray my Prayers in a mosque back in my country. I pray at home here, but at work time I want to visit a local mosque for Zhuhr and `Asr Prayers. My problem is that I do not know the proper etiquette of entering a mosque for Prayer. Please advise and instruct me about what to do and how to behave.
As-Salamu `aaykum. We have a big controversy going on in our Masjid. Some brothers want to build a wall in the prayer hall musalla to separate men from women. Is that required in Islam? What are the basic rules of Shari`ah on this matter?
As-Salamu `alaykum. I have sold a property with interest. I wanted to contribute it for building a Mosque, but lately I have learned that this money is haram. What shall I do?
Scholars of Islam, as-salamu `alaykum. I would like you scholars respond to the following questions: Is the role of the mosque restricted to being a place for performing rituals or it has other roles? And what is the role of the mosque in society?
Dear Sheikh, As-Salamu `alaykum. In our mosque we usually pray janazah (funeral prayer) inside the mosque. Recently, however, I attended a janazah for a sister, which was performed in the parking lot. I am puzzled. Is there any justification for this? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. My dad passed away two years ago and left us (widow, four sons and a daughter) a fortune. Among the assets we've inherited is a decent newly built building. This building consists of a basement and four floors. We've thought to convert part of the un-utilized basement and refurbish it to be a mosque as sadaqa jariyah (perpetual charity) and dedicate the reward to our late dad. However, we overheard that this is inappropriate, as a mosque should not have anything above it; i.e. people living their day-to-day life. My question is: Is it permissible to utilize this basement as a mosque and dedicate the reward to my father? Your prompt reply is highly appreciated, as I plan to fly out as soon as this issue is sorted out. Jazakum Allah khayran.
What is the Shari`ah ruling on non-Muslim women entering the masjid (mosque) without Hijab?
Respected scholars of Islam, As-Salamu `alaykum. What is the ruling of selling things inside the mosque?
As-Salamu `alaykum. Sometimes I go out of the mosque immediately after finishing the Prayer, and then I make the recommended dhikr (remembrance of Allah) while walking or driving. Is it correct that making such dhikr in the mosque yields mo re reward than making it outside the mosque? And what is the difference between the two cases?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alay kum. How should Muslims go to the mosque? Should they hurry or should they go calmly?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Is there any virtue in being in the first row and on the right side in congregational Prayer?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Is it permissible to step over people’s necks in the mosque during the Friday Prayer?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Are we allowed to raise our voices in the mosque?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. We hold regular classes or circles for teaching the Qur’an in our mosque. Are women who are in a state of hayd (menstruation) allowed to attend such classes in order to enhance their Islamic knowledge? Are they allowed to attend Jumu`ah and `Eid sermons in such a state? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear Sheikh! Salam! What does Islam say about offering Prayer in a mosque where there is a tomb, such as the Mosques of Hussein and Sayeda Nafeesah (in Cairo)?
As-Salamu `alaykum. Is it permissible to pray in a mosque, which is built by money gained from interest (riba)?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Some people greet others in the mosque loudly. Those people may be praying or listening attentively to a religious lesson. What is the point of view of Islam on this practice? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Bismillah el Rahman el Rahim,Assalam Aleikum was Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,I am a member of the Markaz El Islam de la Rive-Sud, situated on the South Shore of Montréal, Québec in Canada. One of the buildings owned by the Markaz includes a Masjid occupying more or less 40% of the area, a sports arena and a community center with all the accessories. The construction of the building in question is almost finished, but heavily under funded. In order to attract media attention, promote Center itself, the knowledge of Islam and to create good neighborly relations with the community at large as well as to induce, by way of that positive exposure, access to necessary but untapped financing sources, we are organizing meetings with representatives form the Jewish and Christian faiths, as well as Buddhists and maybe in the future other denominations. We are hoping that the media will be interested in covering such interfaith activities. We have invited these people to the Center for meetings and discussions. We have also invited them to visit the Masjid area, properly dressed and shoeless. They have also been allowed to observe a Jammaa prayer. We have the following questions for you: 1. Is it appropriate to have such meetings in the Community Center, contiguous to the prayer area, considering that:a. At some point in time, the Catholic priest, referred to Maryam Alaiha al Salam as ?Mary, the mother of God? astaghfur Allah, Taala Allahu Aamma Yacouloun Oullouwan Kabira, b. The same priest wears a cross, 2. We aim at informing the non-Muslims about Islam. The formula under examination is the organization of meetings in the community centers of all participants. In order to have access to their population we have to allow them an equal opportunity. Is it appropriate to organize conferences in the Community Center that would allow these representatives to expose to our community members the points that we have in common as well as some information about the differences, concerning subjects like Peace, Prayer, Faith, Religious activities, Fasting a.s.o. ? 3. Would there be a problem if these activities were to be held in the prayer area? 4. In the event that you would find such meetings in the Community Center to present problems, what would be your suggestions in order to achieve our objectives?Baraka Allah Fikum,
Can a Mosque Imam hit a child for whatever reason? Can he hit a child at all? If so, what are the limits that a child can be hit — on the face, on the back, or where?
Scholars of Islam, as-Salamu `alaykum! There is a Prophetic hadith which indicates that for every step towards the Masjid for Jama`ah service is a reward. Then, does driving to the mosque entail the same reward as walking?
Aslaam u alaikum I wanted to ask that this year I plan to do itikaf as much as possible. I won’t be able to do the whole time because I have small children and other household responsibilities, but I will do in the night as much as possible. Does the next fasting day start after we break our fast at Maghrib time? Meaning, will the 27th night the night of Laylatul Qadr start after we break our 26th fast, at Maghrib time. Does the time for ibadaat for the night start after Maghrib or Isha, or someone told me it start after Asr, especilally to find the time of Laylat ul Qadr.