Saying prayers in mosque of Shia and Sunni is totally unrestricted. Even saying prayers in church is allowed (if it has no danger for your religion).
Also the whole world is created by Allah. No one can restrict from for praying to him by building anything.
But it's better to pray to Allah in a mosque because of hadith from prophet Mohammad(صلى الله عليه ...
Ahadith advising us to pray at home
There are enough ahadith in which we are asked to offer some of our prayers at home:
From Sahih al-Bukahri and Sahih Muslim and via an other chain and here for example from Sunan an-Nasa-i.
The Hadith mentioned in this Post could be added to the above mentioned ones as it indicates that one even should pray at home! Why?...
First of all the prayer in congregation and in a mosque is considered by some scholars as a fard (mandatory) for each man who can follow the call of the prayer and isn't hindered by a disease to go and join it. So if you are living 2 min away from the mosque and have no physical prevention, you should go and pray at a mosque (See for example this hadith from ...
There's no evidence that Abraham was the first to build the Masjid al-Haram, nor is there proof that Solomon was the first to built the temple. These are merely speculative conclusions.
The word "built" isn't mentioned in the original Arabic hadith. It's a mis-translation of the word وُضِعَ:
يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَىُّ مَسْجِدٍ وُضِعَ فِي الأَرْضِ
There's nothing wrong with talking about worldly matters in the masjid, as this was done by the Prophet and his companions.
It's collected in Sahih Muslim, in the 'Book of Masajid and Places of Prayer' from Simaak bin Harb:
I asked Jabir bin Samurat: "Did you sit with Rasolullah?"
نَعَمْ كَثِيرًا كَانَ لاَ يَقُومُ مِنْ مُصَلاَّهُ الَّذِي يُصَلِّي فِيهِ ...
Standing during an obligatory prayer is one of the pillars or essential parts of the prayer, and it not permissible to omit it unless one is unable to stand because of sickness or intense fear, and the like. If a person omits it deliberately then his prayer is invalid.
Hence, sitting down during an obligatory prayer when one is fully capable of ...
The major issue is how do scholars qualify a shaved man?
So the majority of scholars consider a shaved man as fasiq and that shaving the beard is haram, but a saghira (minor sin). While shafi'i scholars say it is only makroh. And their major evidence are ahadith like this one from sahih al-Bukhari (can also be found in sahih Muslim and Musnad al-Imam Ahmad) ...
All perfect praise be to Allah
Yes this is the general issue. And i had discussed it with many people and al of them had same solution.
Follow one azaan from start to end, answer that azaan and listen all other azaans with respect. This is the best way to deal with it.
In hadees it states:
إن الدين يسر
religion is easy
Although in the first place ...
(I am not sure why the question got so down-voted, I'll try my best at least to answer.)
It was narrated that 'Umar bin Khattab said: "I heard the Messenger of Allah say: 'Whoever builds a mosque in which the Name of Allah is mentioned, Allah will build a house for him in Paradise.'" -- Sunan Ibn Majah 735 [grade: sahih] (sunnah.com)
The apparent meaning ...
This is straight up misinformation.
The word "mosque" might have originally come from the Spanish, where they use the word "mezquita", which itself possibly came from transliterating Egyptian Arabic's hard g "masgid" instead of the soft j "masjid" you'd find in Classical Arabic.
(Fun fact: The vast majority of Spanish-speaking world has no vocal equivalent ...
Assuming by wall you mean a gender separation, which -these days- might be found in almost all mosques around the world except al-Masjid al Haram!
There was no wall separation or any kind of separation in the Mosques in the early days of Islam. As we can find ahadith/hadiths from which we could conclude that people (men) saw women praying behind them in the ...
Bida'h is to believe that something which is out of religion is a apart of it and say or behave accordingly. For instance, if you offered Fajr Prayer in 3 Rakat and said wholeheartedly that this is a part of religion, this would be considered Bida'h. As a result just offering Fajr prayer in 3 rakat without believing that it is a part of religion, is not ...
A masjid is a place where sujud (prostration) is made. Hence the masjid and sujud similarities.
It doesn't necessarily have to be a building, since the Prophet is reported to have said:
الأَرْضُ كُلُّهَا مَسْجِدٌ إِلاَّ الْمَقْبَرَةَ وَالْحَمَّامَ
The whole earth is a masjid, except for the graveyards and washrooms.
(Sunan Abu ...
Women can go to mosque but it is important that mosque has separate area for offering prayer. But generally women can go to mosque and it is Mustahab.
There are some Hadith related to this matter.
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "If your women ask permission to go to the mosque at night, allow them." Sahih al-Bukhari 865 - Vol. 1, Book 12, Hadith 824
allah rewards as per niyah(intention) not on the basis of amount
if you contribute in building mosque it will be sawab -e -jariya(reward even after your death )
Narrated Abu Hurairah [رضی اللّٰہُ عنہ]: "The Messenger of Allah [صلی
اللہ علیہ وسلم] said: "The good deeds that will reach a believer after
his death are: knowledge which he learned and then ...
Masjids are made for purpose of worshipping Allah, and not for worldly gossip.
A hadith states:
The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
said: ‘There will come a time when people will sit in circles in the
mosques and they will have no concern except this world. Allaah has no
need of them so do not sit with them.’”
So it ...
Loudspeakers can't be mandatory since they didn't exist in the time of the Prophet(p.b.u.h) in 600-700 CE. The Islamic traditional method of relaying the voice of the Imam to a large group of people is to have a human repeater.
A little bit of trivia here is that when loudspeakers were initially introduced some scholars considered their use as impermissible ...
Muslims don't really expect non-Muslims to know what to do, and etiquette will vary from mosque to mosque. It's really not a big deal if you slip up unintentionally; at worst, someone will politely explain it to you.
With regards to dress, here's the NewMuslims.com guidelines for new Muslims:
The general rule is that a Muslim should be clean, wear clean ...
It is Mustahab (recommended) to read the Quran in Arabic because it is the language in which it was sent down. When it is in other languages sometimes the full meaning is lost.
If you can than try to learn Arabic. But it is not haram to read it in other languages because understanding the Quran is also very important.
The reward is higher for
Constantinople was conquered by force and fighting to the end (فتح عنوة). When this happens to a city, whatever is in it becomes spoils of war - the Muslims gain lawful ownership over it.
فكلوا مما غنمتم حلالا طيبا
So consume what you have taken of war booty [as being] lawful and good
— Quran 8:69
The same applies to immovable property such as buildings, ...
Respect of elders is a must in Islam. How this respect is shown vary from culture to culture and time to time. If, in your culture, it is considered rude to pass by an elder, then you should not do that.
If you come face to face to a person, it is good to say "Salam". If he is at some distance, you can skip it. Choose what is the norm in your society.
Mosques are not in the ownership of any person, rather they belong to Allah. No one may stop a person from entering the mosque; Allah says in the Quran:
"And [He revealed] that the masjids are for Allah" [72:18; http://quran.com/72]
However, if it is conceived that people will bring harm to the mosque or Muslims, then such people should be prevented ...
I don't know the Israeli reasoning, but the Temple Mount is a sanctuary that's considered blessed as it's part of the surroundings of masjid al-aqsa. Allah 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 Hearing, the Seeing....
I'd like to add to the correct answer of Hamza Islam the following:
As OP asked about how the prayer is done. There's one IMO important thing which is not explained: Who should perform Iqamah of the prayer?
Generally scholars agree that a woman can do iqamah and adhan/athan loudly, but it would be better to perform it silently for a congregation of women!
According to Sunnah.com, the following hadith has been collected in Sahih Muslim:
Jabir b. 'Abdullah reported the Messenger of Allah saying:
He who eats of this (offensive) plant, i. e garlic, and sometimes he said: He who eats onion and garlic and leek, should not approach our mosque for the angels are harmed by the same things as the children of Adam.