Ruling on allowing children to enter masjids

Question: Is it permissible for children to enter Masjids (Mosques)? How do we respond to those who consider it not permissible? Answer: It is recommended to bring children to the Masjid so they will become accustomed to offering Salah (prayer) in congregation, if the child has reached the age of discernment. It is authentically reported …

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Keeping masjids safe from the playing and disturbance of children

Question: Someone in our village brings his minor children who have not reached the age of seven to the Masjid (mosque). Sometimes, they raise their voices and distract those who offer Salah and cause them to lose concentration. When some of our Muslim brothers advised him not to bring them, he said: The Companions used …

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Mosques built by a Kaafir state for its Muslim inhabitants

Question: We are Muslims living ina kaafir state, and the government has now started to build some mosques in the places where Muslims live. Is it permissible for us to recognize these mosques even though we have no built them ourselves at the time when we are able to do that, and even though their …

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Ruling on going to distant mosques in order to pray behind one who recites Qur’aan well

Question: In our city there is a man who recites Qur’aan well and is humble in his prayer. People come to him from distant cities. What is the ruling on those people coming? Is it valid, or do they come under the prohibition mentioned in the hadeeth: “No one should travel especially to visit a …

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