The individual is asking is it permissible for a non muslim to enter the Prophets masjid

Q.​The individual is asking is it permissible for a non muslim to enter the Prophets masjid (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) for the purpose of learning about Islaam?

A.​The shaykh mentioned that which is present in the Qur’aan is that it’s not
permissible for the non muslim to enter into the masjid in Makkah, Masjidul
Haraam. The verse specifically mentions Masjidul Haraam which is present in Makkah. However, the Saudi government out of respect and reverence for the masjid of the Prophet (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) they made a law that the disbelievers cannot enter the Prophets masjid (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam). Likewise the individual who wants to learn about islaam he can find out about islaam without having to visit the Prophets masjid (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam). For verily knowledge is not present in one place only.

Shaykh Saalih ibn Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class 01.12.12) Riyadh.

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Individuals who are practising in Morocco, they claim that this masjid is not permissible to pray in because the wealth is not pure…

Q.​The individual is asking about a masjid which is in Morocco. Individuals who are practising in Morocco, they claim that this masjid is not permissible to pray in because the wealth is not pure, as some wealth which has been used to build the masjid is forbidden. What is the ruling on prayer in this masjid?

A. ​The shaykh mentioned, prayer in a masjid which the wealth used to build the
masjid was not purely halaal, prayer in the masjid is allowed. Prayer in this sort of masjid is allowed and the sin for using wealth that was not permissible falls upon the individual who spent, but the sin doesn’t fall upon the individuals who pray in the masjid. So it is permissible to pray there and the prayer is correct.
The shaykh says for example it’s not permissible for a person to steal some land and place a masjid there, that person the sin is upon him. But if individuals come and pray in that masjid, their prayer is accepted.
With regards to this specific masjid that’s mentioned in the question. If its
referring to the masjid which is present in the capital (of Morocco) then there is something greater in terms of prohibition for this masjid. That is… the shaykh said I entered this masjid in 1385 A.H. (we are in 1434 A.H.) and this was when the masjid was almost complete. The individuals who were taking me on the tour they showed me the place where they were going to place a grave in the masjid. So the fact that there is a grave in the masjid, this is something which is tremendous and because of that you would have a prohibition of praying at that masjid. But the other affair of other masaajid not being graves and the likes of that, but you find out that impermissible wealth is spent to build these masjids, its permissible for you to pray there and the prayer is accepted. The sin falls upon the person who spent the
Impermissible wealth to build the masjid.

Shaykh Saalih ibn Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him). Kitaab at-Tawheed Class 01.12.12 Riyadh

What are the etiquettes of attending the Salaatul Jumuah, and is it permissible for an individual to look at his mobile phone and the likes during the Jumuah Prayer?

What are the etiquettes of attending the Salaatul Jumuah, and is it permissible for an individual to look at his mobile phone and the likes during the Jumuah Prayer?

Answer: Firstly with regards to the Jumuah prayer, it should pertain to the current affairs of the people. Meaning, you direct them toward that which Allah has ordered them, and you admonish them from performing that which Allah has forbidden them. (This is what relates to warning from sins and encouraging them to do good). For the one who is attending the Jumuah prayer, it is compulsory for him to be quiet and listen to the sermon. It is not permissible for the individual to busy his sight, hearing or limbs, with other than listening to the sermon. Because of that, the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “Whoever plays with the pebbles, then he has distracted himself, and whoever has distracted himself, then there is no Jumua’h for him.” Likewise, the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “If you say to your companion (the one who is sitting next to you) be quiet, during the sermon of the Imaam, then verily you have spoken.” So even in admonishing someone, it isn’t permissible to do so until the Imaam sits between the two khutbahs, and then he can do this (enjoin the good and forbid the evil).

Questions and Answers with Shaykh Abdullaah bin Abdul Rahman Al-Ghudayaan

Presented and Translated by Mustafa George DeBerry

January 10, 2010

What is your advice for the individual who says “I live far from the Masjid, and therefore it isn’t obligatory upon me to attend the congregation…

What is your advice for the individual who says “I live far from the Masjid, and therefore it isn’t obligatory upon me to attend the congregation. Rather, I will pray in my home.”

Answer: Prayer in congregation is obligatory. And prayer in congregation has 27 more merits than the prayer alone. Therefore, it is incumbent upon an individual to be diligent in going to the Masjid. And he should pray with the congregation of Muslims. An individual can do so by walking, or by way of car in order to save time. However, an individual should not pray in his home.

Q&A with Shaykh Abdullaah bin Abdul Rahman Al-Ghudayaan (rahimaauAllah)

Presented and Translated by Mustafa George DeBerry

January 10, 2010