167 fatwas

  • Prevented from praying inside mosque Date: 27-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I went to pray the ‘Ishaa prayer at the Imam Abdul Wahhab Mosque in Qatar yesterday, with my son, who is six years old. The security guard at the entrance of the masjid did not allow me to go inside the masjid since my son is below seven years old. While the imam started the prayer, I was told by the security guards to either pray.. More

  • Sitting in outer courtyard of Al-Masjid Al-Haraam while menstruating Date: 10-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Shaykh, there is an outer courtyard of Al-Masjid Al-Haraam where worshippers pray, and at times guards stop people from entering the Masjid, so then more worshippers pray there. I am aware that during her menstrual cycle, a woman must not enter the masjid. I want to know: what about this outer courtyard.. More

  • Donating to masjid where people practice religious innovations Date: 10-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. It is haram to donate Mus-hafs (physical copies of the Quran) to a masjid where they practice religious innovations? .. More

  • Praying in masjid that has shrine behind it Date: 4-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please quickly answer me without referring to another fatwa. Our bus stops for the prayer on the road by a masjid. There is a shrine of a saint outside that masjid. There is no image or grave inside the masjid. There is also no graveyard in front, nor to the left or the right side, of the masjid, but there is a graveyard and the shrine.. More

  • 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