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Authenticity of a Hadith

"He who has eaten onion or garlic or leek should not approach our masjid, because the angels are also offended by the strong smells that offend the children of Adam."
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Is it possible to pray in Jamat two with only wife?

There are situation I cannot go to mosque and my wife is at home. I it possible that I become imam and my wife is my mukim(I not sure this exact term). What is the rule then. Should we stand in ...
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Why do sunni muslim make athan outside of the mosque

I made athan the other day, inside the mosque in front of the microphone because that is how I usually do it. But this time I went to a local mosque closer to me, which I never went before. When I ...
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Forty years between Al-Masjid-ul-Haram and Al-Aqsa?

Apparently the mosques in Mecca and Jerusalem were built 40 years apart: Abu Dhar narrated: I said, "O Allah's Apostle! Which mosque was first built on the surface of the earth?" He said, ...
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How to reduce the disturbance from mosques loud speaakers? [closed]

I got three small mosques around my house that always competing their loud speakers volume. In Indonesia this is common problem. Unfortunately i cant work with so much noise pollution during their ...
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Is it allowed for a Jew to pray in mosques? [duplicate]

I read somewhere that Jews can pray in mosques according to their rabbis but not in churches as churches according to their rabbis are places of Idolatry , but does Islam allow a Jew to pray in ...
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Does Islam restrain/prohibit Jews from to pray in a mosque?

The Israeli government does not allow Jews to pray on the Temple-Mount, out of respect to the Muslim faith. This is enforced by Israeli police. So I was wondering, is it because it's against Islamic ...
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Can a temple be built in place of a Masjid?

As Salaam Alikum, In a case in India year 1992, some Hindus claim that a Masjid (mosque) Babri, was built over the birth place of their lord Ram. So they demolished the Masjid, which gave rise to ...
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From a 'Sunni' perspective, would it be permissible for a 'Sunni' to pray in a 'Shia' Masjid? [duplicate]

Of course, there are various forms of Shi'ism.. with varying practices amongst them. To simplify the question, would it be allowed for me to pray in a 'Twelver Shia' Masjid? Assuming that it does not ...
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What is a mosque?

Assalam aleykum. What are the signs and requirements for a place to be considered a mosque? For example. If people gather together in some any room for a prayer. Can the room be considered a mosque? ...
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What is the opinion of Islam regarding the attendance of women in mosques? (is it Mustahab or Makruh)?

What does Islam mentions regarding the presence of women in going to the mosques and also is it a Mustahab or Makruh? Actually does Islam persuade them to stay home or go to the mosques? (Is there ...
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Eating garlic before visiting the masjid - ambiguous hadith

Narrated 'Ata' (Radi-Allahu 'anhu): I heard Jabir bin 'Abdullah saying, "The Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi WaSallam) said, 'Whoever eats (from) this plant (he meant garlic) should keep away from ...
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Is sitting (praying) while being able to stand a form of bidah?

A masjid nearby where I live has chairs set out on the side of each row. I understand that there are some elderly people who may need to sit while praying, otherwise it would be difficult for them. ...
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Is it permissible to discuss and use worldly things inside the mosque?

As my title says, I have a feeling that discussing or conducting certain activities (such as studying, world related other things etc) related to the world isn't good while you're inside but what I ...
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Building a Prayer Place As an In-Charge

Assalaamualaikum , I have a doubt regarding this . Suppose I am a manager at a mall which is quite far from the main city (just an assumption) . Due to the fact that coming at my mall would result in ...
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Praying namaz at home instead of mosuqe behind deobandis

I have a mosuqe near my house, which is very disturbing. They have 12 speaker outside and 8 inside, so it becomes too difficult if your praying inside and even at friday prayers. They start everything ...
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Is it bad manner to pass elders while walking?

I read somewhere that one should not walk in front of an elder person. But what if an elder person walking in front of me is really slow and I just overtake him and be on my way. Is it a bad manner? I ...
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Can a Sunni Muslim offer prayers in a Shiite mosque?

Many peoples says don't offer salat in a Shiite mosque if you are Sunni Muslim. Is it impermissible to pray in a Shiite mosque?
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Contribution in construction of mosque

Assalam u alaykum, can we contribute in construction of mosque if yes then what will be the reward ? As far as I know prophet Mohammed(pbuh) said who ever construct the mosque, allah will build the ...
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Is it mandatory (Fard) for a man to go to masjid for all 5 prayers?

Asalam alaykum, I wonder if there is specific Hadith / Quran verses stated that Muslim men are mandatory to attend masjid for the five times prayer? What if you are not able to? What are the ...
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Can I make website for a mosque?

As-Salam-o-Alaikum To All, I want to make a website for my area's masjid(mosque) as a kind gift to home of Allah, but I am not sure whether this is allowed within Islam? If the idea is permissible ...
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What is Al Masjid Al Haram?

What is Al Masjid Al Haram? I remember it being mentioned several times in the Quran (I don't remember which Surah).
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Why do mosques use geometric tessellations as decoration?

An argument for this; is that they cannot rely on representational art, as is done in Hindu & Christian tradition. It would be disobeying the Quranic command against idols. In, a positive sense, ...
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Why are most mosques men only?

Is this something culturally conditioned and left open by the Quran; or is it definitely sanctioned by it?
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Is there any advantage to praying in a masjid?

It is known that prayers are accepted wherever you perform them — washrooms and graveyards notwithstanding — and that it is not required to go to an actual masjid building to pray. As the ...
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Allowing haraam things in mosque

Is it a sin to keep haraam things in a mosque like gambling stuff, pork, idols? I'm asking this because I had heard of a mosque which had allowed people to keep idols in only because it was ...
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Can non-Muslims enter a Mosque or prayer room?

Are non-Muslims allowed to enter a prayer room and pray? I am asking this because I have seen non-Muslims come into a Muslim prayer room before.
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Removing personal belongings in a mosque

I have seen many times that people while praying in a mosque remove their belongings like wallet, watch, spectacles etc and keep it on the ground in front of them and pray salat. Is this the right ...
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Whats the difference between a Sunni and Shiite Mosque?

I am considering converting to Islam at a mosque in my area. I have never been to a mosque before so this will be my first time. I'm not sure what type of mosque this mosque is - I am not sure if it ...