163 fatwas

  • Holding congregational prayer in two almost adjacent mosques Date: 24-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Can two masjids with only two houses between them perform the Thuhr prayer at the same time? .. More

  • Praying in same spot in mosque all the time Date: 9-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. In a hadith, the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,prohibited to fix a place in the mosque, like a camel, which fixes its place. What does that mean? .. More

  • Putting pictures of graves of Awliyaa' on mosque walls Date: 20-8-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am from South India. In my neighborhood mosque, the walls of the northern and southern sides are decorated with pictures of various tombs of graves of certain well-known persons called 'valiullahs'. To what extent is this new trend justifiable? I personally objected it. Kindly guide us in the light of the Quran and the Sunnah. May.. More

  • Praying in masjid in which grave is attached to Qiblah wall Date: 23-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please answer my question briefly, and do not refer to another fatwa. There is a masjid in our locality. After the death of the person who gave the land for that masjid, that person was buried in front of the masjid. However, the grave is attached to the wall of the Qiblah (prayer direction). Not every praying person of the first.. More

  • I‘tikaf of one who goes to work and goes home to bathe Date: 15-5-2017

    My husband wants to observe i‘tikaf (ritual seclusion in the mosque) in Ramadan, Allah Almighty, willing. He will observe it in a masjid near our house. Is it valid that he comes home after finishing work and takes a bath and then goes to the masjid and repeats this process throughout the period of i‘tikaf? He also comes home before he goes to work.. More

  • The first minaret in Islam Date: 1-5-2017

    Where was the first minaret in Islam erected? .. More

  • Announcing person's death through masjid's loudspeakers Date: 21-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. My home town, China Fort Beruwala in Sri Lanka is a 100% Muslim town with a population of about 20,000 people in a radius of about 2.5 kilometers, and there are 16 masjids. When there is a funeral, we announce through the loudspeakers of the masjids who passed away and when and where the funeral will take place. Is it permissable.. More

  • Building new mosque next to old one Date: 22-10-2016

    We are constructing a new mosque in our village, just next to the old mosque. The old mosque is closed now, but it has not been demolished yet, and we have already started praying in the new mosque, which has been under construction foralmost three years now. However, some scholars and a group of people in our village say that we have to connect the.. More

  • Is it permissible to intend observing i‘tikaaf for as long as the person is going to stay in the mosque, no matter how short? Date: 9-5-2016

    Is it permissible to make the intention for i‘tikaaf (spiritual retreat) in the mosque even before actually starting it and to express this by saying, “I intend to observe i‘tikaaf as long as I am staying in the mosque?” I heard the imam say this on some occasion. .. More

  • Appointing a leader on the group of people performing i‘tikaaf at the mosque Date: 8-5-2016

    Should there be a group leader during i‘tikaaf (spiritual retreat), in other words, to appoint someone as a supervisor for those who are observing i‘tikaaf at the mosque? .. More

  • One is allowed to talk to his family on the phone during i‘tikaaf Date: 5-5-2016

    Is it permissible for a Muslim who is observing i‘tikaaf (spiritual retreat) in the mosque during the last ten days of Ramadan to talk on the phone with his family to check upon them? He would only do this a few times throughout the entire period of his i’tikaaf. Also, he would talk to them in the washing area, not inside the mosque. .. More

  • Violations inside masjid without intending disrespect not kufr Date: 21-4-2016

    Is it kufr (disbelief) if you do haram stuff in the masjid like play music or say bad words, or is it a major sin? Note that no disrespect was intented. .. More

  • Building mosques in Gothic architectural style Date: 28-3-2016

    What is the ruling on building Western-style constructions, like, for example, erecting mosques in Gothic architecture style (Lala Mustafa Pasha Masjid in Cyprus)? .. More

  • Whether Christians of Najraan prayed inside mosque or not Date: 23-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, dear Scholar. I have a question. Did the prophet, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam,give permission to a group of Christians to do their prayer in the mosque. Is there a hadith narrating this? What is the authenticity of the hadith?Ibn Ishaq said, “Muhammad bin Ja`far bin Az-Zubayr said that the (Najran) delegation came to the.. More

  • Someone is reciting Quran loudly in the masjid Date: 5-1-2016

    What you should when you enter the masjid and hear someone reciting the Holy Quran loudly? .. More