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Masjid e Nabwi in dream [closed]

Assalamualaikum! I have seen a dream in which i was in a group and i was on tour and some boy was teasing me and seems like he was interested in me and i didn't pay attention. Later, i was in search ...
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If a known non Muslim in our city come to Masjid, are Muslims required to ask whether he converted to Islam or not?

Or can they just ignore him as long as he is doing what Muslims are doing in Masjid ? What if he do not mind responding to question whether he converted or not? Can Muslims allow him to pray ?
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Am I commiting an act of shirk

Am I commiting Shirk if I go to the masjid just to see my friends and talk to them. But my prayers are for Allah
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Azaan from multiple mosques in the same vicinity

I live in a Muslim-dominated locality. Some of my friends who are Hindu also live in the same area. There are close to 4 to 5 mosques in the vicinity not too far from each other and they call for ...
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Why are women higly discouraged from attending Mosques?

In 4 Sunni schools of thought and especially in Hanafi madhab, women joining in jamat for prayer is considered as highly discouraged and makruh tahrimi. But, there are so many ahadith where we can see ...
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Can I play audio/video of salah-in-masjid and virtually/remotely offer congregational prayer while staying at home (if I am unable to leave home)?

I live in a place where no women have the option of going to masjid. We pray at home. Moreover, I have some physical limitation and I can not go anywhere right now. I don't think I have anyone who I ...
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What does the muezzin call from a minaret outside of prayer time?

I am currently in Indonesia/Java and the muezzin/minaret/mosque calls go on for much longer than what I've experienced before. I've been to a couple of Muslim countries and they've done the calls 5 ...
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Can I bring my helmet in with me to the mosque?

Assalamualaikum, This is my first summer on a motorcycle and I intend to ride it to the mosque, now often those who ride carry there helmets with them whenever they leave the bike, for example ...
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about Masjid al Aqsa

In Quran it is said "Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al- Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the ...
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my mental issue and my obligations as a Muslim contradict

assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh so i want to ask, I'm a teenager Muslim male, but i, for my entire life i rarely pray at masjid because my social anxiety, im afraid to meet another people ...
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Is it correct to refuse entry to masjid for no mask or vaccine

Is it correct to refuse entry to masjid for not wearing a mask? Is it correct to kick someone out of a masjid, such as during Friday khutbah, for not wearing a mask? Is it correct to deny entry for ...
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What direction do you face to pray when in LA?

The shortest distance between LA and Mecca would have a person facing nearly north. In what direction do Muslims in LA face while praying? If it's east, should it be changed?
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Can i pray at home even if the mosque is close to my house and it's safe

I live in an islamic country. And mosque is very close to my house. But if i still pray at home will it be counted ?
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Entering masjid by eating onion

Is entering the masjid after eating raw onions completely prohibited and sinful (haram) or only makrooh (disliked) ?
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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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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 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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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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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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