163 fatwas

  • Using styrofoam plates in the Masjid Date: 29-1-2004

    Islam prohibits wasting, so is using Styrofoam plates in the Masjid a good idea? The way I see it: 1) It is waste of the Masjid money 2) It is waste of trees, as Islam encourages us to preserve Allah's environment. 3 The disposal plates stay in the trash inside the Masjid, and that causes bad odor. I see that as not keeping the house of Allah clean.. More

  • When did the Prophet perform I'tikaaf? Date: 18-9-2003

    It is said that Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) prayed only three Taraweeh prayers in the mosque. From fourth night onwards he prayed at home. If this is so then from where did he pray Taraweeh in the last 10 days of Ramadan, when Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was performing I'tikaaf? .. More

  • Sleeping in the Haram Date: 9-7-2003

    I live in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. On holiday (Friday) I want to go to Haram (Makkah). After praying Fajr prayer can I sleep in Haram for 3 to 4 hours and get ready for Jumu'a prayer? I has clothes also in case if I want to take bath. Is it permissible to sleep in Haram or any mosque?.. More

  • Using government lottery money to build a mosque in England Date: 16-6-2003

    We are planning to establish an Islamic Centre/Mosque, in a small city in England. Can we use lottery money that is given to us by the government? Is it Halal to use lottery money to build a mosque?.. More

  • Live images of male speakers on TV to female audience in the mosque Date: 9-6-2003

    Is it permissible to show live images of men speakers on television to the women in a separate part of the mosque?.. More

  • Inter faith meetings with men and women in the Masjid Date: 30-4-2003

    A member of the Shura committee in the Masjid in our city- a city in a non-Muslim western country- asked me to write to you this email about a issue that the Shura committee members are arguing about. This issue is: Allowing non-Muslim women to enter the men's area in the Masjid, set down - in the men's area - in a circle with other Muslim and non Muslim.. More

  • Building a mosque with Riba Date: 27-11-2002

    Is it permissible in Islam to built a mosque with Riba (money you take from the bank with interest)? .. More

  • Making Salat in a mosque with Riba mortgage Date: 26-11-2002

    Is it permissible to make Salat in a Masjid that is under mortgage with Riba is involved? Can you pay the principle of that mortgage to relieve that burden from your brothers?.. More

  • Praying in vacant mosque Date: 3-11-2002

    There is a small mosque beside my house. The problem is that no one prays in this mosque except me and one other person... More

  • Donations to build mosque Date: 6-10-2002

    Can a Muslim association ask for donations to build a mosque?.. More

  • Praying in mosque built by a Hindu Date: 29-9-2002

    I'm working in India in a hospital which has a mosque beside a church, Hindu temple and Sikh temple (all of these were built by the owner of the hospital who is Hindu). Can we pray in this mosque?.. More

  • Wedding parties in the mosque Date: 13-7-2002

    What is the ruling on having wedding parties with no music or anything like that in the mosque?.. More

  • Joking and talking in mosque before prayer Date: 8-7-2002

    Joking and talking inside the mosque before praying, is it forbidden?.. More

  • I'tikaf other than during Ramadan Date: 14-4-2002

    What is the ruling on l'tikaf at the time other than Ramadan? Should it be done? A brother suggested doing l'tikaf for just the weekend and I could not find any Fatwa on this issue... More

  • Muslims praying at graves, etc. Date: 6-4-2002

    My question is concerning the graveyard; I know it's not allowed to pray in a mosque where there is a grave. How could Ayisha (Radiya Allahu Anha) the wife of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) pray in her house where there were three graves? How is it that Muslims are praying in Masjid of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and there.. More