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This is a personal preference & is not Islamic. Maybe for having more concentration. but it is against what Islam wants: Qur'an says: O children of Adam, take your adornment at every Masjid(mosque), and eat and drink, but be not excessive. Indeed, He likes not those who commit excess. Surat Al-'A`rāf 7:31 Wealth and children are [but] adornment of ...


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Actually, the mosque is same in Sunni and Shiite. The prayers are also same; there may be small differences in the body movements in prayers, but more than those differences exist in among Sunni mazhabs. The difference between Shiite and Sunni is not in the shape of Mosque, or in the practice of prayers. I don't say that there are no differences, there are ...


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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 ...


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The simplest way to tell is by looking at how they pray. Shi'a typically pray 3 times a day (5 prayers, 3 times) and Sunnis pray 5 (each on their own time). One of the main Shi'a sects prays with little black pebbles near their heads. In all probability though, the masjid you're talking about is Sunni. For telltale signs of a Shi'a mosque, look at the ...


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There is additional sawaab when you pray in a masjid and even more more sawaab if you pray in the row just behind the Imam. There is a hadith about importance of praying in a mosque (Ther might be more than one but this is the one i know) Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "The prayer offered in congregation is twenty five times more superior (in ...


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It is obligatory to attend prayers in congregation at a Mosque as can be seen from the following hadith: It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “By the One in Whose hand is my soul, I was thinking of ordering that wood be gathered, then I would ...


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First let's re-quote the Hadith: حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عَاصِمٍ، قَالَ أَخْبَرَنَا ابْنُ جُرَيْجٍ، قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي عَطَاءٌ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ جَابِرَ بْنَ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ مَنْ أَكَلَ مِنْ هَذِهِ الشَّجَرَةِ ـ يُرِيدُ الثُّومَ ـ فَلاَ يَغْشَانَا فِي مَسَاجِدِنَا ‏"‏‏.‏ ...


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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?...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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While this may be more representative of the communities I've frequented rather than the Muslim world at large, I don't know that I have ever seen a "Men-only mosque." While it would not surprise me that such buildings do exist, I think it is a bit of a misnomer to state that "most" masajid are designated thus. That said, there are a number of wide-spread ...


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It is not permissible to keep or bring haraam things into house of Allaah. The house of Allah is only for his remembrance and it is one of the noblest places. They must be cleansed from physical filth and haraam things - tangible and intangible. And without doubt, those things symbolizing shirk are most hateful and cannot be allowed inside the mosque. ...


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Bismillah. 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 ...


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Al-Masjid Al-Haram (The Sacred Mosque) is the mosque surrounding Al-Bayt Al-Haram (The Sacred House, i.e. Kaaba) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is in that direction that all Muslims are commanded to face when they perform their daily salat. More details available at the Wikipedia page: Masjid al-Haram


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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) ...


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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 ...


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(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 ...


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Allah encourages you to spend in his cause. This can be your money or energy. If He has given you a particular skill, then what's better way of thanking him other than giving it back to Him. So please do make this website and May Allah accept it from you, as He will not waste a deed as small as a grain.


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This sounds like a bizarre analogy to me. First of all nobody in the world would do that. Mosque is a place of worship and I am pretty sure nobody would stop you from entering it if you wanted to go there for prayer. I don't know which part of the world you come from, but even here in the west where mosques are very few in numbers this is not the case. Now ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 The ...


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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 said: الأَرْضُ كُلُّهَا مَسْجِدٌ إِلاَّ الْمَقْبَرَةَ وَالْحَمَّامَ The whole earth is a masjid, except for the graveyards and washrooms. (Sunan Abu ...


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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 وُضِعَ ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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