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  • Establishing another Mosque To Foster Their Unity Amongst Muslims Date: 14-4-2020

    Salam We live in a small to medium town in the US. We have had a mosque here but the mosque hasn't been run properly and has been taken over by the followers of a very unreasonable scholar from Saudi who makes tabdi' of people all the time and is very harsh. The mosque leadership thus is obsessed with its sectarian dawah at the cost of the rest of.. More

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

    Where was the first minaret in Islam erected? .. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Impermissibility of building a mosque next to another with the intention of causing harm Date: 12-1-2014

    We have an old mosque that accommodates all the worshippers in this neighborhood. Someone is trying to build another mosque at a distance of 200 meters from the old one. We feel that the old mosque will be abandoned if that new mosque is built. The reason behind building the new mosque is the fact that the old mosque does not have a minaret and cannot.. More

  • Closing mosques is a great sin and a form of striving toward their destruction Date: 12-1-2014

    In my country, there was a decision made regarding closing mosques and that they should not be opened, except at the time of prayer. What is the ruling on this? .. More

  • Ruling on a non-Muslim building a mosque Date: 26-12-2012

    Is it permissible to allow a Hindu engineer build a mosque, knowing that there is very close supervision in the process of building?.. More

  • Building a mosque in a residential building's basement Date: 25-12-2012

    Allaah The Exalted Blessed me with a piece of land and I intend to build a house on it. Which is better; to build a mosque in the building's basement or donating the money to build a mosque as an independent building? Note: I cannot afford to build a mosque on my own. May Allaah The Exalted Reward you... More

  • Changing a prayer room in a house into a toilet Date: 1-3-2011

    assslamalakum brother we are going to alter our house after 15years the prayerroom which is been used since 15years is going to change to toilet is it permited in islam to change the prayer room to toilet.. More

  • His uncle wants him to donate money to a Brelwi mosque Date: 1-3-2011

    "There is one masjeed construction is going on it is managed by peoples which do many bidat(Inovations) things in india they are known as Barelvi 1.Is it OK to donate for construction of this masjeed? 2. If it is not OK can I contriubute for ourchase of some material related with internal fittings? 3.Is there any suggestion how i can donate if any.. More

  • A village committee building a mosque with unlawful money Date: 29-12-2010

    Futwa for following illegal Amount Used in Masjid Construction. Details are: 1: In our presence, our Village commette Sold a Drain for some money (Drain means: in which waste, used water and dirt is flowing to Drainage System) 2: (Mohallah Commette) constructed two Shops on Main Road crossing which is illegal land and received Constracting Cost Amount.. More

  • Praying in a mosque built on a land owned by the government and a tea plantation Date: 19-8-2009

    Assalamu alaikum. We the undersigned have honour to state you that the Sonari Maszid is an oldest Maszid of Sonari town (Assam). but it is regretted to note that the Maszid building was built over a land measuring 6 katha which has not yet been alloted authentically in the name of Maszid Committee.The entire 6 katha land was originally owned by Govt... More

  • Receiving money from non-Muslims to maintain a mosque Date: 11-1-2009

    In the Name of God, Most Merciful, Most Gracious. May Peace and God's Mercy be upon you. Dear scholars of Islam. We are muslims living in the West, in Norway, but unfortunately, we're facing problems regarding the maintanence and funding of our local mosque. The rulers of the mosque has decided to take in money for paying down the mosque's debt from.. 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