Can Women Be Part of a Mosque Committee?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Recently, I have been involving myself in the mosque committee having pushed for a separate female committee that can have a voice alongside the mens’ committee. However, this has been met with much disapproval from older members of the community who believe that women should not be […]

Why Can’t We Unite? A Brief Overview of Moon-Sighting Wars (And How To Avoid Them)

“Local!” “Global!” “Sighting!” “Calculations” “Saudi!” “Pakistan!” Shaykh Sohail Hanif makes sense of the annual moon-sighting debates. The blessed month of Ramadan is almost upon us. It is a month of contemplation, fasting, prayer and tranquility. But just as the tranquility of Paradise is “surrounded by disliked matters,”[1] Ramadan can only be arrived at after crossing […]

Should I Go to a Mosque Where English Is Not Spoken?

Answered by Shaykh Riad Saloojee Question: Assalamu alaykum I really want to be part of a mosque/community. However there are not many English speaking mosques near me. There is one mosque that holds mainstream views. However is not an English speaking mosque. Should I still strive to want to be part of it and attend? […]

Usually the Doors of Mosques Were Unlocked. Why?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Usually the doors of mosques were unlocked. Why? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Classically, it was disliked (makruh) to lock the doors of the mosque because it was deemed akin to preventing the general public from prayer. Allah Most High says, “Who does more wrong than those […]

In His Praise (May Allah’s Peace and Blessings be Upon Him!) – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

“Allah Guides to His Light Whom He Wills.”  (Surah An-Nur) In His Praise (May Allah’s Peace and Blessings be Upon Him!) Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem Ya Sayyidi! (May Allah’s Peace and Blessings be Upon You!) What can I write in praising You? Other than sending an abundance of salawat and salaam upon You; (May Allah’s Peace […]

Is It Permissible to Eat the Fruits From a Tree Planted in a Mosque?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum In my mosque there is a mango tree. Do I have to get the permission to pick mangoes from the mango tree in the mosque? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Jazakum Allah khayr for your question. May Allah reward you for desiring to find out the correct rulings before […]

Beautiful Calls To Prayer From Around The World, by Aiysha Malik

Our friends at the delightful parenting blog, Mamanushka, have produced a playlist of adhan (call to prayer) recordings from around the world, which we are pleased to share here: Writer Aiysha Malik writes, “I live in a city filled with choirs and churchbells. Harmonies fill the air while we walk through the town and bells […]

I Pay the Electricity Bill of a Mosque. What Is the Reward?

Answered by Shaykh Sulayman Van Ael Question: Assalam alaykum, Is there any hadith regarding the reward for providing lightning for a mosque? Is it valid to make intention to pay the electricity bill for the mosque as a mean to provide lighting for the believers so that Allah may put light in my grave? Answer: […]

How to Pray Tahiyat Al Masjid (Greeting the Mosque)? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum How to pray “Tahiyat Al Masjid” (greeting the mosque)? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz […]

Is a Prayer Offered on a Carpet Stained With Blood Valid?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have a few pimples on my face and at times after performing wudu, blood flows from them. I have prayed in the Mosque with blood flowing from my face and the mosque’s carpet has some blood stains on it due to this. Is the prayer offered […]