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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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Should mosques remain open in this time of the pandemic due to COVID19?

Assalamualaikum There is a lot of debate and political tension going on regarding the issue of mosques remaining open or closed in this time of corona virus. One side is suggesting to keep the mosques ...
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Madinah prophet grave dome earlier colors?

I read somewhere that the dome was made of wood and not painted, then it was changed to yellow for some years or centuries and then it was painted blue and it was changed again to green. Searching ...
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Closing of mosques during epidemics and plagues

As we know, during the times of Umar RA, there was a plague. It was believed at that time as it is believed now also that if one is infected, the disease may spread to closed ones. This can be known ...
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Someone passes in front of me while i was praying in congregation. Am I responsible for it?

On Friday I missed one rakat and after imam salam I continued my prayer but someone passes in front of me while i was praying. Am i responsible for the sin or the person who passes in front of me If I ...
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Praying alone and congregation happens

If I’m praying fard salah of for example, ‘asr prayer in masjid and the congregation prayer is about to commence. Do I leave my fard salah to join the people praying?
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I called a mosque garbage once

So around 2.5 years ago or maybe 3 years ago I went on a trip to the mosque and it wasn’t big or anything but it was peaceful and now I wouldn’t dare to say something like that becuase And I was very ...
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Can I take the shahada alone but later on take it again? [duplicate]

so I am currently in the process of converting. But because my town doesn’t have a mosque can I take it alone? I will be moving soon and the next town will have a mosque so even if I’ve already said ...
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Can an actor be called to inaugurate masjid

Ãsak Recently I heard a news in which one Turkish TV actor is invited to Pakistan for the mosque inauguration. As Mosque is a place of worship not a entertainment place to inaugurate with actors. And ...
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Was there an al aqsa mosque in arabia / place referred to as masjid al aqsa , in arabia, during mohammeds time that mohammed went to?

I have heard that during the days of Mohammed’s existence, there was a village adjacent to Mecca that was called al-Jarana. Near(or in?) this village were two mosques. The mosque which was the ...
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Does Hagia Sophia belong to Muslims? [closed]

Please make it clear. There must be a solid response. According to the Holy Quran and Sunnah of our beloved prophet Muhammad s.a.w may ALLAH peace and blessings be upon him Ameen. And also Historical ....
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Social distancing in the mosque [closed]

What to do when the authority recommends (case1) or obliges (case2) social distancing (distance between people in safs) but the imam doesn't want to follow that?
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Going to the mosque to pray

I have a question regarding going to the mosque for prayer I am aware that is is obligatory for Muslim men to pray all salat at the mosque, but because of the recent covid 19 pandemic, I am not able ...
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Are there restrctions on the number of mosques in a given area?

Are there restrictions on the number of mosques in a given area? For example, is it permissible to build 3 mosques in a small village? Can Friday prayers take place at all 3 mosques at the same time?
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Masjid Al Aqsa was the first qibla, and mentioned in the quran, so why is Medina more holy

I love the prophet more than anyone else, and I know that Medina is very holy and I am not trying to discredit it, and I know that Al Aqsa cannot be more holy than the Kaaba, but why is Medina ...
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By whom and where was the first minaret added to a mosque?

When we check the books of seerah and sunnah we may be astonished that such a characteristic part of a mosque like a minaret was not yet known at the time of the prophet () as we may read in Sunan abi ...
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Al-Masjid an-Nabawi tilted minaret?

I came across below image claiming that the minaret is tilted away from the Green Dome to avoid it falling on the Dome in case of some natural disaster. (Original image is from commons.wikimedia) ...
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Is Jamaat allowed in home?

In my extended family, there r many boys (brothers), they rather do a jamaat in house rather than go to a near mosque. Not joining them makes me feel bad but it also makes me feel bad if I don't go to ...
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Is an ill person allowed to enter a mosque if the disease is contagious?

From the sunnah we know that we must not spread contagious diseases: Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "Plague was a means of torture sent on a group of Israelis (or on some people before you). So if you ...
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Can men pray at home for avoiding the bad smell of people at mosque?

Can men pray at home for avoiding the bad smell of people at mosque? Its very irritating. can i pray at home for concentrate on salah by avoiding those bad smells coming from people's sweating dress ...
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Not going to masjid because of hostile people?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Where i stay, there are only 2 masjids near by. Both of them are run/dominated by the same group of Muslim brothers. Because of the way that i pray (Rafa yadain ...
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Will someone gain martyrdom if they died while going to or returning from the mesjid?

As-Salamu alaikum brothers and sisters, if someone dies while going or returning to the mesjid, will they be considered a shaheed? Jazakum Allah khayran and Baraka Allahu feekum.
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What are the activities that are proven in Ahadith to have taken place in mosque other than worshipping?

I would like to know what are the activities that were proven in Ahadith to have taken place in mosques other than obviously praying, worshipping and Friday sermons. Note that I am not asking to list,...
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Is it permissible to open the mosque for the foreigner tourists?

Mosque's main purposes is the place to offer our prayers and preaching of Islam. During my visit to Istanbul recently, I saw the mosques were closed at the prayer times but after that the mosque was ...
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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 regarding the Azan How to respond to multiple azans that are being recited simultaneously? How to respond to multiple azans that are being recited one after the ...
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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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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 ...