A mosque is the place of worship for Muslims. It is also known as Masjid in Arabic.

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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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What should a Muslim do if his parents are muslims but they don't pray?

If a Muslim's parents are Muslims but they don't pray, and they don't want him to pray at mosque, and they want him to pray at home although the mosque is near home .
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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 ...