Hot answers tagged

7 votes
Accepted

Will my salah be accepted if I pray at home?

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 ...
user avatar
  • 43.8k
6 votes
Accepted

Not praying in masjid when imam is a government paid employee?

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 ...
user avatar
  • 43.8k
5 votes
Accepted

Forty years between Al-Masjid-ul-Haram and Al-Aqsa?

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 "...
user avatar
  • 5,348
4 votes

Is it compulsory for Imam of a masjid/mosque to have a beard?

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 ...
user avatar
  • 43.8k
4 votes

How to respond when you hear multiple Azans(call to prayer)?

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 ...
user avatar
4 votes
Accepted

Is there a reward for building a mosque in Minecraft?

(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 ...
user avatar
  • 2,849
4 votes

Confusion on word "Mosque"

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'...
user avatar
  • 12k
3 votes

Is it possible to pray Jamat with just myself and my wife?

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 ...
user avatar
  • 43.8k
3 votes
Accepted

Where was the first wall put inside a Mosque?

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 ...
user avatar
  • 43.8k
3 votes
Accepted

Is using a loudspeaker in a mosque mandatory?

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 ...
user avatar
  • 23.4k
3 votes
Accepted

What is a mosque?

walaykum salam 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 ...
user avatar
  • 5,348
3 votes

What is the opinion of Islam regarding the attendance of women in mosques? (is it Mustahab or Makruh)?

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. ...
user avatar
  • 1,290
3 votes

Things to know when visiting/attending a Mosque but you're not Muslim

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 ...
user avatar
3 votes

Can I bring my own Quran inside the mosque and read?

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 ...
user avatar
  • 3,949
3 votes

Does Hagia Sophia belong to Muslims?

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 ...
user avatar
  • 23.4k
2 votes

Is it allowed for a Jew to pray in mosques?

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes

Does Islam restrain/prohibit Jews from to pray in a mosque?

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 ...
user avatar
  • 5,348
2 votes

Authenticity of a Hadith

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, ...
user avatar
  • 12k
2 votes

Struggle to keep up with the Imam during prayer at the mosque

In most madhabs the Imam's recitation is enough (and this seems the most proper view). That means if the Imam recites loudly you don't need to recite, you just have to follow/listen to his words (see ...
user avatar
  • 43.8k
2 votes

Is using a loudspeaker in a mosque mandatory?

Loud speakers are used for convenience. Take a note, Without them the Imam had to put in a lot of effort to make his voice reach the last qatar of the mosque. For large congregational prayers ...
user avatar
2 votes

Do i read the sunnah rakkats in the mosque

I assume with the two rak'a optional (sunnah) you mean the so called greeting of the mosque, as the sunnah prayers related to any mandatory (fard) prayer have their known timing! If you mean other ...
user avatar
  • 43.8k
2 votes

How to know if Mosque is Shia or Sunni?

How do we know if the mosque is Shiite or Sunni? You can ask the Imam of the mosque because all the mosques in the world are not very different from each other with external or internal differences. ...
2 votes

Things to know when visiting/attending a Mosque but you're not Muslim

Consider picking the right time of the day/week depending on what you hope to see/do: If you: just want to have a look at people praying - look at the Mosque's prayer times (should be on their ...
user avatar
2 votes

What is the procedure for creating a mosque?

A mosque can be established anywhere by default One of the things granted to the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ exclusively was that the entire Earth was made as a Masjid, or place of worship, for him and his ...
user avatar
  • 1,021
2 votes
Accepted

What is the basic process of becoming an imam (prayer leader) at a local mosque?

As you can imagine, this situation has emerged numerous times during the time of the Prophet ﷺ. While right after hijra, there was only one masjid, and the Prophet ﷺ was the imam, as Islam spread ...
user avatar
  • 14.4k
2 votes
Accepted

Skipping a mosque for another

Assalamu alaikum Youssouf, According to a fatwa in islamweb (http://fatwa.islamweb.net), there is nothing wrong in skipping a close mosque to a further one if you feel more focused in your prayer in ...
user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible