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Questions tagged [masjid]

The prayer hall of Muslims. Muslims collaboratively pray five times in a day here. Use this tag about anything related to masjid.

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Can't concentrate during salaah while standing

My achilles tendon is short so i can't stand on my heels, only on my foot. The problem is that it is very hard for me to maintain my balance like that and and because of it it is very hard for me to ...
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How to interpret the ahadith on making lost property anouncmenents in mosques?

This question might deliver a hint or partial answer of my other question What is the fiqh ruling on lost property in mosques? and it has some relation with my former question: Do mosques in Islam ...
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Do mosques in Islam have a sacredness and how is it defined?

The mosques in Islam are the houses of worship (See also How should Muslims treat houses of worship of other Religions? on houses of worship of other religions). But we also know or have learnt from ...
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What is the fiqh ruling on lost property in mosques?

I'd like to know the ruling or if there are different opinions and cases for lost property (لُقَطَة) -books, keys, smartphones, etc.- which was found in mosques? It happens often that people when ...
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Which mosque to choose for Jumma if both are next to eachother?

If two mosques are very close to eachother and both accessible easily, how can we decide which mosque to go to for jumma prayers? Especially if one was created to differentiate from the first one (as ...
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Is there any evidence that one can join prayers -without being on a journey- only in a mosque?

There are a couple of ahadith showing that the Prophet () and his sahaba () joined the dhor and 'asr prayers (by praying them one after one at the time of the later one) and Maghrib and 'isha' prayers ...
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Is it allowed to follow the imam at the same time

I see alot of people praying in the mosque in congregation, they always go into rukoo' at the same time of the imam when he is about to say Allaahu akbar, but then, they go into rukoo' when he is ...
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How to interpret the ahadith about the prohibition of praying between the pillars of a mosque?

We may read in the sunnah: “We were forbidden to form a row between two pillars at the time of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), and we would be repelled from them forcefully.” (Sunan ibn Majah) "We ...
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Is it forbidden to build extravagant mosques?

What does Islam say about: Building huge mosques. Building overly tall minarets. Extravagantly adorning and decorating mosques. Decorating mosques with valuable metals or jewels. ??
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Islamic architecture

Does the architectural style typical of most traditional Mosques represent the five pillars of Islam? Prime example, the four towers in corners and a central point? I don't literally mean "pillars", ...
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Interpretation of the word “masjid” in 7:29?

I based this question on the comments in this thread. Quran [7:29]: Say: “My Lord hath commanded justice; and that ye set your whole selves (to Him) at every time and Masjid (place of worship), ...
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Do I need to respond to an azan I hear even after I have prayed the Fard Salaat?

A few questions popped into my mind recently How to respond to multiple azans that are being recited simultaneously? How to respond to multiple azans that are being recited one after the other? Do I ...
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How should a person facing urinary incontinence pray and visiting mosques according to Islam?

I am just a 14 year old boy right now and I have had discovered urinary incontinence since i started offering namaz regularly (10/11 year old), I had these issues before but ignored them as I didn't ...
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Should I say “Ameen” loudly if I'm the only one to do so?

In a congregation where the "Ameen" is said silently after the Fatiha such as the Hanafi, if I'm of the view that the stronger view is it should be say loudly or my particular school of thought ...
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What is a langar - it is served?

I see in masjids of Sufis they have a function say of poems and naats and at the bottom of the flyer it says "Langar will be served". What is that? Is it something bid'ah? This Langar appears on ...
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at what distance does attending jummah and also regular 5 daily prayers become compulsory

i seem to recall coming across a piece of information which to the best of my recollection stated that an Arab mile approximately 1.9km was the distance at which prayers became compulsory in the ...
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Can a minaret have auxiliary functionality, such as also being a clock tower or lighthouse?

On my travels, I'm yet to see a minaret be used for auxiliary purposes. This is what they often look like: This is the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. It would be possible to add a ...
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What Constitutes a Masjid?

At my college, we have an interfaith chapel building that houses spaces for all religions. In the lower level, a storage area had been converted in the 80s to become a prayer room for only Muslims to ...
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What does the circular (sometimes crescent-like) symbol on top of Islamic Minarets and Domes represent?

This circular figure appears on the top of the minarets and domes of a great number of Islamic worship places around the world (even as far back as the middle ages—the first image is from the Book of ...
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When asked “what's the ruling on a Muslim that doesn't pray” did Sheikh Mohammed al-Ghazali reply “the ruling is YOU invite him to the masjid”?

This was recently posted on /r/Islam on Reddit: Question: "What's the ruling on a Muslim that doesn't pray?" Answer: "The ruling is YOU invite him to the masjid!" ~Shk. Muhammad alGhazali (d. 1996) ...
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Confusion on word “Mosque”

I am received some information from Muslim scholar that saying Mosque word is not okay for Masjid as it's actual meaning is House of Mosquitoes. I did a little bit of research and found very ...
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Can I bring my own Quran inside the mosque and read?

All mosques have the arabic AL Quran in them to read but those like me who do not know arabic can bring my own Quran inside the mosque to read in my language is it allowed.
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Praying outside a mosque following an Imam, even if there's space inside the mosque?

This is an additional question to my former post: What are the rulings of praying and follwing an Imam from outside a mosque when the mosque is crowded? In hot days I witnessed during the taraweeh ...
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What are the rulings of praying and follwing an Imam from outside a mosque when the mosque is crowded?

In the classical literature of fiqh scholars adress the issue of crowded mosques, and how to pray in a case a mosque is filled to overflowing. But so far I couldn't find any explanation or rulings ...
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Skipping a mosque for another

As salamou aleykoum. I am a little confused with a situation. Days ago, I started skipping a mosque that's about 70m from my home for another another that's about 600m. The reason is that in the ...
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Is it forbidden to destroy a mosque during times of battle?

In recent news, ISIS is reported to have destroyed the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq. CNN reports: The United States and Iraq said ISIS blew up a historic mosque in Mosul that was the ...
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What is the basic process of becoming an imam (prayer leader) at a local mosque?

Judging from what I've read online, there's a range of ways people can become imams. It varies from place to place, and so on. This makes it hard to envisage the underlying general process of ...
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What are the blessings of praying in a specific spot in the Prophet's mosque?

When my mother when on Umrah, she prayed at this spot where loads of people wanted to pray there and she said it was 'very nice'. My cousin who is a Hafiz told my aunts who went Umrah last year to ...
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Is there a reward for building a mosque in Minecraft?

Unsurprisingly, building a mosque is considered a good deed, and there's even a reward for it: It was narrated that 'Umar bin Khattab said: "I heard the Messenger of Allah say: 'Whoever builds a ...
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is it safe for me to go in mosque? [closed]

I am Hindu. I always wanted to go inside the mosque but my friends and my mother told me that Muslims kill Hindus if they go in Muslim areas. So, is it safe for me to go inside mosque if I'm not a ...
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Is it allowed to read something loudly in a mosque while some people are praying?

In our office mosque, we usually read from a hadith book at the end of Asr prayers. Sometimes we read loudly while some of people are still praying, this may cause disturbance to the worshippers. What ...
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What is the procedure for creating a mosque?

This is related to this question, but I didn't want to ask too many things in one go so I'm making a separate question. I'm wondering what is involved in building a mosque, aside from the physical ...
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Can any building be converted into a mosque?

I've heard that some Christian churches were converted into mosques after Islam spread to those areas and took hold as the dominant religion of the area. For example, the Hagia Sophia was the main ...
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Things to know when visiting/attending a Mosque but you're not Muslim

Back in 2014 I visited a mosque 3 times and the final time was very informative and a valuable experience. I'm thinking of attending again this Wednesday. However it's been long time and I've ...
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How to know if Mosque is Shia or Sunni?

I was researching to find some mosques in an area/state and came across one that provides Nikah services. When reading their document in terms of a Marriage contract, it had the word Shi'a in it and ...
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Do i read the sunnah rakkats in the mosque

Asalamualykum, Hi i wanted to know, when i go to the mosque for a prayer eg maghrib. "Do i read the 2 rakkath sunnah in the mosque before the 3 rakkath farz or after the 3 rakath fard or do i just ...
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How to respond when you hear multiple Azans(call to prayer)?

Asalamualaikum, I think many of you may have come across this issue. Generally when we hear the Azan , we do the following: Repeat what the Mu'aththin says, except for when he says: "حَيَّ عَلَى ...
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Why did Caliph Umar ban women from attending mosques?

From Gender segregation and Muslims, Wikipedia: The second caliph Umar also prohibited women from attending mosques especially at night because he feared they may be sexually harassed or assaulted ...
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Is it compulsory for Imam of a masjid/mosque to have a beard?

Recently an acquaintance of mine was refused for being the imam of a mosque, just on the ground that he does'nt had a beard. He is a admirable and pious man with a sound knowledge of Quran. He is also ...
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Not praying in masjid when imam is a government paid employee?

I noticed that my relatives (living in Dubai) do not pray at the masjid, even when it is only at a 2-minute walk from their home. They offer all their prayers at home, including the Jumma salah. ...
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Will my salah be accepted if I pray at home?

I read a hadith that said Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) wanted to burn the houses of those who prayed at home. So this indicated that it is wajib to pray in congregation. I also read another hadith that ...
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Is using a loudspeaker in a mosque mandatory?

I live in Indonesia where 90% of our population is Muslim. Every mosque in my locality uses high volume loudspeakers during every prayer. All of the mosques make a loud prayer sound, and it seems like ...
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Can Shias pray at a Sunni mosque?

Regarding using a Sunni mosque as a Shia: 1- Can the aasna ashariah (the 12-imam Shias) use a Sunni mosque and pray alongside their Sunni brothers and Sisters? 2- Are they expected to fully observe ...
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Struggle to keep up with the Imam during prayer at the mosque

I struggle with reciting prayer in my head. I can say it out loud but when it comes to saying it in my head it is very hard. I can't explain why. It just is. It will take me almost an hour to do it ...
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Where was the first wall put inside a Mosque?

For example, there is no wall separating men and women around the Kaba which is the Grand Mosque. Every where else that I know of, except for one in Denmark, has a wall separating men and women. ...
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Why Masjid-e-Diraar been burnt?

I want to know that why Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) once actually ordered the Blessed Sahaabah to burn and demolish a Masjid (mosque) known as Masjid-e-Diraar?
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importance of mosque in reforming community

I have seen many Muslim in the mosque . they offer prayer and leave the mosque immdeiatly. In Pakistan people many have many problem which can be solved with community local interaction. And that can ...
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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 Jamat with just myself and my wife?

There are situation I cannot go to mosque for jamat (congregational prayer), but my wife is at home. Is it possible that I become imam and my wife is my mukim (I not sure this exact term). What is the ...
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Is it sunnah to 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 ...