41 fatwas

  • Reward of women for praying in Al-Masjid Al-Haraam and Al-Masjid An-Nabawi Date: 3-1-2018

    Are the rewards of praying in Al-Masjid Al-Haraam and Al-Masjid An-Nabawi only fixed for men, and not for the women? We know that it is better for the woman to pray at home or the hotel at the time of Hajj or ‘Umrah. How can we convince them of that, specially when they are there at the time of Hajj and ‘Umrah. I read an answer in your fatwa that.. More

  • Intending to pray in Al-Masjid Al-Haraam and then pray elsewhere Date: 2-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh, Shaykhs. I wanted to pray the eid prayer in Al-Masjid Al-Haram, so I followed your fatwa to my question, No. 2626704 and performed ablution earlier and left for the masjid enough time before the Fajr prayer. However, the police did not allow the taxi driver to drop us off at Al-Masjid Al-Haram, and the.. More

  • Why some scholars disliked that people remain in Makkah Date: 28-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Shaykhs,is it true that one should not live in Makkah, that one should perform Hajj or ‘Umrah and leave? Is there any authentic hadith on this subject? May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Multiplication of reward for prayer in Makkah and Madeenah Date: 15-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. What are the special virtuous deeds that I can do in Makkah and Madeenah? I will be going for ‘Umrah, Allaah willing. My second question is that I heard that one unit of prayer in Makkah equals 1000 in other places. Is this only for the obligatory prayers, or both both the obligatory and the voluntary.. More

  • Origin of names Makkah and Madeenah Date: 12-7-2017

    What are the names Makkah and Madeenah derived from? What do they mean? .. More

  • Reward of praying in Makkan mosques other than Al-Masjid Al-Haraam Date: 20-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. My question is regarding offering the prayer in Masjid Al-Haraam in Makkah. Offering one prayer in Masjid Al-Haraam is equivalent to praying one hundred thousand prayers. Is that also applicable to local mosques that are within the boundaries of the Haram. Please explain. With kind regards, Ahmad. .. More

  • How Makkah is secure and safe Date: 17-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. There are many verses in the Quran and many hadiths that say that Makkah is a secure and safe place. However, in history, we see that there has been some violence in Makkah, and even if in the future, there will be attacks, so how should we interpret these verses then? I mean, how is one to interpret these verses about the security.. More

  • Traveling to visit graves of Prophets Date: 7-4-2016

    assalaamu alaykum. Why is it that traveling to visit the graves of Prophets is prohibited while it is desirable to travel to visit the pyramids and other touristic sites, as mentioned in fatwa 90476? The hadith never mentioned travelling to visit the graves; rather, it just states traveling to visit mosques? Why is that traveling to visit the Prophet,.. More

  • Discourse between Al-Iraaqi and Ibn Rajab regarding visiting grave of Ibraaheem Al-Khaleel Date: 27-2-2016

    Abu Zur`a Al-Iraqee mentioned a discussion between his father and Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali regarding traveling to visit the grave of Ibraheem Al-Khaleel (Prophet Abraham), may Allaah exalt his mention, in Tarh at-Tathreeb 6/43. Could you please elaborate on what it actually says? And who was right? .. More

  • The mention of Jerusalem in the Quran Date: 8-1-2016

    How many times was Jerusalem mentioned in the Quran? Could you please write the verses (in which it talks about Jerusalem) in Arabic if you can? And could you write the verses that prove that Jerusalem once belonged to the Jews when they were Muslims? And please, I do not want links to recent fatwas about the same subject. .. More

  • Ruling on entering Mecca for a purpose other than performing Hajj or ‘Umrah Date: 23-9-2014

    I live in Jeddah, but I have to travel to Riyadh or Dammam, for example, because of my work, and sometimes I have to travel outside Saudi Arabia for different periods of time that may reach up to a week. What should I do when I want to perform prayer at Al-Masjid Al-Haraam after my return?.. More

  • Wisdom in having walls around the grave of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam Date: 20-1-2014

    Why are the graves of the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and his two Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, hidden from view by a curtain and metal mesh? Is this based on the Sharee‘ah? I ask because being able to see the actual grave, without a barrier or perhaps a glass wall while guards and organizers are present, would.. More

  • The multiplication of offering the prayer in the holy mosque is affiliated to the reward, not to the substitution Date: 13-1-2014

    I transgressed in sins and abandoned the prayer. I wanted to repent but I could not. I continued to abandon the prayers to the extent that I have to make up for a numerous number of prayers. Then I heard that offering one prayer in the holy mosque is superior to offering one hundred thousand prayers in other mosques as the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi.. More

  • The mosque of the Prophet was not built on the grave Date: 24-12-2012

    The Mosque of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, in Al-Madeenah Al-Munawwarah contains the grave of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, Abu Bakr and ‘Umar, may Allaah be Pleased with them. My question is as follows: Is the grave not included inside the mosque? If that is so, how can we reconcile this with the prohibition of.. More

  • Reward for praying in the two Holy Mosques and the Mosque of Qubaa’ Date: 18-11-2012

    Asalamualaikum, According to the Hadith of Sahih Al-Bukhari, one prayer in Al-Masjid ul-Nabawi is better than a thousand prayers in any other masjid. Also, there is another Hadith or Qur'anic Verse, that one prayer in Al-Masjid-ul-Haraam is better than one hundred thousand prayers in any other masjid. Does this mean only for Fard prayers , or.. More