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  • Entering a mosque with shoes Date: 22-4-2004

    I have been interested in attending an Islamic Church for years now but have been afraid of offending the faith and my hosts at the Mosque because I am unable to remove my shoes as I have a disability that requires me to wear shoes and leg brace at all times... is there any advice on how I may work around this without offending the faith or my.. More

  • Praying in a Masjid with tombs in front of it Date: 15-3-2004

    In our village we have a Masjid and in front of this there are tombs. Some people say that it is Makrouh to pray in a Masjid like this. What is the point of view of Islam on this issue? .. More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Paying Interest on Due Payments of a Mosque Date: 6-3-2002

    I am from Macedonia and I am now living in Germany. Here we have so many Muslims from the same country. We have bought one mosque but we did not pay the whole price. Now we pay interest every month to the bank. The mosque that we bought is bigger than our need. Is this Haram? The second question is: Can we pay our Zakaat and Sadaqatul-Fitr to this mosque... More

  • Greeting while entering a mosque Date: 17-11-2001

    Can a man say (As-Salaam Alaikum) when he enters the mosque?.. More

  • Inviting non-Muslims to mosques and having them observe prayers Date: 31-7-2001

    We are a Muslim community in Germany and have a mosque. In order to ameliorate the relationship with non-Muslims and show them the right view of Islam, we invite non-Muslim people to visit our mosque. They attend also the prayer to have an idea about Muslim spirituality. These visits are not welcome from all brothers in the mosque. Many brothers think.. More