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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What is the difference between a Sunni and a 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 wether ...
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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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What is the shari'a ruling regarding removing personal belongings when praying 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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How to reconcile Masjid al-haram rules with daily rules?

I was watching this talk on TED, the guy says many things, including that in masjid al-haram, men and women are mixed and pray together and there is no separation between men and women, but outside in ...
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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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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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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 Sunni Muslim offer prayers in a Shiite mosque?

Many peoples says don't offer salat/prayer in a Shiite mosque if you are Sunni Muslim. Is it impermissible to pray in a Shiite mosque?
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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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Is it permissible to discuss and use worldly things inside the mosque?

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 wanted is a ...
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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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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 (recommended) or Makruh (better not to do, but not haram)? Actually does Islam persuade ...
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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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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 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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What is the correct direction of praying in Masjid Al-Aqsa?

There are two places where one can pray (uphold Salat) in any direction, one is Masjid al-Haram and the other is Masjid Al-Aqsa. Is this correct? If this is correct, is there any explanation about ...
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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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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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As a Muslim manager, is it appropriate to organize a prayer room for customers?

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 a lot of time being spent there due to its distance ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, "Al-...
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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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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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Is it permissible to allow haraam (prohibited) things in mosques?

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 raining. ...
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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 whoever construct the mosque, Allah will build 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...