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In an environment (house) where the woman is of a Christian faith (Catholic) and has crosses around the premises, how can a Muslim man perform his salat's? Is this allowed? Or is the Muslim prohibited from praying in such an area?

May Allah SWT guide us all. Ameen.

  • Corollary question: can a muslim husband allow his wife to decorate the home with idols? – G. Bach Oct 14 '16 at 22:01
  • Not sure I follow? - they are just crosses with no idols on them – Ahmed ilyas Oct 15 '16 at 5:18
  • Honestly i live in a deep catholic region but crosses in houses seem to me an exception so your scenario is far away from reality. Maybe a cross on the wall in some room is more realistic. – Medi1Saif Oct 15 '16 at 8:39
  • An idol in islam isn't just a figure of a god being worshiped, it's any object that is worshiped or represents something that is worshiped other than allah. I was always under the impression a cross qualifies as an idol, whether there is a sculpture of jesus on it or not. – G. Bach Oct 15 '16 at 9:26
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    No what i mean is: the man in islam is in charge of his wife and family. The solution to stay together in such a situation is to have at least one special room. However many scholars on fatwa sites would support the idea of imposing yourself your relugious views etc. on your non-Muslim wife. – Medi1Saif Oct 16 '16 at 15:25
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In an environment (house) where the woman is of a Christian faith (Catholic) and has crosses around the premises, how can a Muslim man perform his salat's? Is this allowed?

Yes, it is. That is why it is permissible to marry people of the book. You should pray just like you pray in normal circumstances.

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