163 fatwas

  • Women performing I'tikaaf in their homes Date: 6-12-2006

    Assalamu alaikum. I'tikaaf in last ten days of Ramadhaan should be in mosques even for females. But what if there are no mosques nearby where women can perform I'tikaaf? 1. Can she do I'tikaaf at her normal prayer place in her home? Will she get same reward? Is there any evidence in Islam? 2. If she has menses how will she get reward of I'tikaaf.. More

  • Celebrating marriage in the mosque Date: 21-9-2006

    Assalam o alaikum wr wb,May Allah (swt) be pleased with you all and guide yourselfs and all the Muslims to the right path.My question is 1.Does a Muslim needs to perform the (Nikah) marriage ceremony only in the Masajids or he can perform them at some Function Halls.2.Do we have any sound Hadith relating a marriage ceremony of any Sahabas marriage which.. More

  • Praying in a mosque built on a land that belongs to the government Date: 18-7-2006

    Dear Brother, Assalaam alaikum. i need some clarification regarding the land on which its lawful to offer salaah. i stay in india. near by to my office there is a place which belongs to authority(goverment) and its a public place on which salaah is offered five times with congregation. Walls has been also raised for about 3 feet to cover the area.. More

  • The narration: “Prevent your children and mad people from entering the mosques....” Date: 1-4-2006

    Is the narration “Prevent your children and mad people from entering the mosques, and avoid raising your voices”, authentic? .. More

  • The ruling of hanging Aayatul Kursi (2:255) on a wall inside the mosque Date: 29-3-2006

    Is it an innovation to put Aayatul Kursi [verse 255, chapter two] in a frame and hang it in the mosque? .. More

  • The sin is greater if committed at a time or place of excellence Date: 25-3-2006

    What is the ruling of shaving the beard in a mosque? Does one have to expiate for this? .. More

  • The ruling of a woman in menses entering the hall in the mosque Date: 23-3-2006

    Is it permissible to conduct the marriage contract of a girl inside the hall [ceremony room] in the mosque while she is in menses? .. More

  • Surveillance cameras in and around mosques Date: 2-3-2006

    What is the Shariah ruling on spying on the Muslim or monitoring? Recently in our Masjid, we cam for Salat this week only to find out that 9 surveillance cameras had been install in ad around the Masjid. Some brothers have been complaining that they don't feel comfortable and a lot of talking is going on. Is there a Hadith that mentions listening.. More

  • Talking with people in the mosque about worldly matters Date: 13-2-2006

    Is it allowed talk with someone in the Masjid I heard it is the sign of the Day of Judgment that people will talk in the Masjid so is it allowed? .. More

  • Charging people for entering the mosque to pray Date: 31-1-2006

    I live in Montreal, Canada and was wondering if a mosque had the right to charge every person who wanted to enter the mosque for Friday Prayer (Jumu'ah) two dollars. The reason I ask is because unlike in Syria where everyone gives money to their local mosques there are many Muslims in North America who are scrooge and leave their mosques to.. More

  • Forbidding someone who insults people from entering the mosque Date: 25-12-2005

    If a person raises his voice, uses inappropriate words, and sometimes insults people every time he is in the Masjid, is it right to stop him from entering the Masjid? .. More

  • Taking a child to the mosque and giving him a toy to play with Date: 20-11-2005

    Can I bring a toy for my son to play while I am praying to the Masjid? .. More

  • Using the mosque's loud speakers during lectures Date: 19-10-2005

    I am a devout Muslim (Allaah Knows best) living in a cosmopolitan society. In this society we are over 50% Muslim. Al-hamdulillah no mosque in our town is more than a kilometer apart. The sound of 'Athaan and recitation of the Quran (during Salat) over amplifiers is music to me. Occasionally my non-Muslim neighbours and friends have commented to.. More

  • A church being made into a mosque Date: 22-6-2005

    Is there any Hadeeth about a church being made into a mosque? Can we pray in that mosque? .. More

  • Islamic calligraphy inside and outside the mosque Date: 2-6-2005

    The committee in our Masjid in New York is thinking of having Islamic calligraphy of Quranic Ayah engraved inside as well as outside of Masjid (all around building). What is the Islamic ruling on this act? I mean isn't one of the Al-Saa'h decorating the Masjid? Please provide any Ayah or Hadeeth if any. .. More