160 fatwas

  • A non-Muslim Cleaning the Mosque Date: 5-9-2019

    Is it permissible for a Non-Muslim male or a female cleaner to clean the Masjid (Mosque)? .. More

  • The Difference Between a Musalla and a Mosque Date: 1-4-2019

    Hello,Salaam alaykom, I live in Sweden, in a small suburb and we do not have an official mosque here in my small town, we only have a relatively small section within an apartment building that is being rented by us from the muncipality on a monthly basis and is officially called an "islamic culture center". Within this center some people pray 5 times.. More

  • Cutting Hair inside the Mosque Date: 25-1-2018

    is it permissible for a man to cut his hair inside masjid? .. More

  • Praying in mosque better than praying in prayer room Date: 3-1-2018

    A kind person has arranged a room for the five prayers with a paid imam in his building. It is nearer to my home than the mosque. I pray there, but one of my neigbhours told me that it is far better to pray in a mosque. Please give your opinion from a religious viewpoint. .. More

  • I'tikaaf is not a communal obligation Date: 1-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh, Shaykhs. I had a query regarding I‘tikaaf (spiritual retreat in the mosque)during the last ten days of Ramadan. Our imam gave us hadiths about I‘tikaaf during the Friday sermon, and I want to know whether they are Saheeh (authentic)? One is as follows: "The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi.. More

  • Reward of guarding masjid Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, dear Sheikh. My question is about the one who guards the masjid; what is his reward, and what are the conditions for that? What I mean is, does he get the reward of one who is doing jihad by protecting the masjid, especially in a disbelieving country where attacks have been happening? For example, one hadith states that the reward.. More

  • Eating inside the mosque Date: 28-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. If the administrative committee or authority of a mosque puts up a poster which has written on it, “No eating or drinking in the mosque except for Iftaar (pre-dawn meal taken before fasting) and Suhoor (braking the fast)” (or words to that effect), then does that make it haram to eat in the mosque at times other than Iftaar and.. More

  • Eating garlic and brushing teeth before going to masjid Date: 27-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu.Shaykh, if I eat garlic and brush my teeth, can I then go to the masjid? It has happened with me that I drank fresh juice made of fruits and garlic and brushed my teeth, but then I started burping with a garlic smell, and the taste/smell of garlic also returned to my mouth later. What am I to do in such.. More

  • Prevented from praying inside mosque Date: 26-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I went to pray the ‘Ishaa prayer at the Imam Abdul Wahhab Mosque in Qatar yesterday, with my son, who is six years old. The security guard at the entrance of the masjid did not allow me to go inside the masjid since my son is below seven years old. While the imam started the prayer, I was told by the security guards to either pray.. More

  • Sitting in outer courtyard of Al-Masjid Al-Haraam while menstruating Date: 10-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Shaykh, there is an outer courtyard of Al-Masjid Al-Haraam where worshippers pray, and at times guards stop people from entering the Masjid, so then more worshippers pray there. I am aware that during her menstrual cycle, a woman must not enter the masjid. I want to know: what about this outer courtyard.. More

  • Donating to masjid where people practice religious innovations Date: 10-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. It is haram to donate Mus-hafs (physical copies of the Quran) to a masjid where they practice religious innovations? .. More

  • Praying in masjid that has shrine behind it Date: 4-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please quickly answer me without referring to another fatwa. Our bus stops for the prayer on the road by a masjid. There is a shrine of a saint outside that masjid. There is no image or grave inside the masjid. There is also no graveyard in front, nor to the left or the right side, of the masjid, but there is a graveyard and the shrine.. More

  • Holding congregational prayer in two almost adjacent mosques Date: 24-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Can two masjids with only two houses between them perform the Thuhr prayer at the same time? .. More

  • Praying in same spot in mosque all the time Date: 9-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. In a hadith, the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,prohibited to fix a place in the mosque, like a camel, which fixes its place. What does that mean? .. More

  • Putting pictures of graves of Awliyaa' on mosque walls Date: 20-8-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am from South India. In my neighborhood mosque, the walls of the northern and southern sides are decorated with pictures of various tombs of graves of certain well-known persons called 'valiullahs'. To what extent is this new trend justifiable? I personally objected it. Kindly guide us in the light of the Quran and the Sunnah. May.. More