163 fatwas

  • Expanding a mosque over an old grave Date: 2-12-2015

    Assalamu alaykum. Respected Sir, there was a renowned islamic scholar who served many years in an islamic institution and was an imam of his native village mosque. He died forty years ago and was buried beside the mosque with the permission of the villagers. His grave was marked with brick that shows its boundaries. Now we need to extend the mosque.. More

  • Ahaadeeth emphasizing that the mosque is a place of learning Date: 29-11-2015

    Please confirm whether the hadithmentionedbelow is authentic or not! The masjids as a place of learning is emphasized: Al-Bukhaari and Muslim related a story of three people who entered the mosque; the Companions were sitting in a circle around the Prophet. One of the three found a place and sat in it, the second sat at the back, and the third went.. More

  • Ahaadeeth about the decoration of mosques Date: 27-11-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. I read 2 hadiths and would like to know whether they are correct 1. Abu Darda said that when you start decorating your mosques and beautifying your mus-haf... 2. Abdullah ibn Abbas narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam, said that when the sins of a nation increase, then their mosques become greatly decorated... More

  • Raising the voice in the Prophet's mosque is more prohibited than in other mosques Date: 24-8-2015

    What are the actions that some people currently do that are considered a breach of the prohibition of raising one’s voice in front of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam? What are the actions that are complying with the praise that Allaah Almighty expressed concerning those who lower their voices before the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu.. More

  • A mosque is not to be closed on account of a sin committed therein Date: 23-8-2015

    I ask about a man who practiced sodomy in a mosque. Is closing this mosque because of this incident the correct course of action? Please note that only one person saw him doing so and did not report about him. .. More

  • Ruling on visiting old mosques Date: 23-8-2015

    There is a mosque in a neighboring village which is said to have been built by ‘Amr ibn Al-‘As, may Allaah be pleased with him. I wish to see this mosque; is it permissible or not? .. More

  • Hanging donor plaques in place of prayer Date: 23-7-2015

    SalamA women donated 40,000 dollars on the soul of her dead husband to renovate the musalla area in the Islamic centre, and she wanted to have a plauqe in his name and small picture hanged outside the musalla, in the corridor asking people to make duaa for her husband. Is this ok? Jazakallahu khaira. .. More

  • Mosque administration member accused of alcohol trade involvement Date: 14-7-2015

    I found out that one of our Mosque's board member has a business which involves selling alcohol, Kindly answer if such a person should be allowed to be in such a leading position. .. More

  • Selling religious books inside the mosque Date: 28-4-2015

    Assalaamu alaikum, dear shaikh we know that buying and selling things in the masjid is haram and liable to receive the curse. However, I sell authentic Islamic books of Shaikh-ul-Islam and other prestigious scholars to the people anywhere during proper situations. However, if I am in the masjid preaching to someone about Tawheed, Salah and other useful.. More

  • A place of prayer does not acquire the same legal consequences as a Masjid Date: 17-1-2015

    Assalamu'alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh We live in Taiwan and muslim is minority here. In our city, Tainan City, it is a small apartment that functioned as a masjid since 1996 ago. But the problem is we can only perform Shalat Jum'ah dan shalat Ied there, and we cannot use that place for shalat five times a day because always locked and the owner.. More

  • Ruling on bringing newspapers containing indecent pictures into the mosque Date: 2-9-2014

    How is reading newspapers of all languages English ,urdu, arabic,hindi in mosque? Can newapapers be put under the books,Quran, Ahaadees books in the mosque?whereas some of them contains porn pictures. .. More

  • Ruling on building a mosque which has apartments above it Date: 29-8-2014

    There is a big room in the basement of our 7 story apartment and it was not reserved for any specific purpose by the builders and I presume that this room is the common property of all the 244 flat owners.. Uptill now it was being used as a Musalla. Now some people want to convert it into a Sharaee masjid. Can they do so when there are residences above.. More

  • Ruling on leaving for work while observing I`tikaaf in the mosque Date: 11-7-2014

    As-salamu alaykum, I would like to perform Itikaf on the last 10 days of the Ramadan. But I have office during the day time. Can I perform Itikaf only in the nights of last 10 days. Please also explain the ruling for performing Itikaf .. More

  • Taking graves as places for prayer is strictly forbidden Date: 8-7-2014

    assalamu alikum It is forbidden to build mosque on the graves but there is a hadith in al-Bukhari which state that Hadith 470: Translated by: Ustadha Aisha Bewley Abdullahrelated that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, prayed at the end of the upper part of the valley behind al-'Arj if you are on the way to Hadba.There are two or.. More

  • The minimum period of a valid i‘tikaaf (i.e. seclusion in the mosque) Date: 16-6-2014

    What is the minimum period necessary for a valid i‘tikaaf?.. More