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Al-Masjid Al-Haram Expands Over Time

Al-Masjid Al-Ḥaram is a mosque that surrounds the Ka`bah in the city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. It is a site of pilgrimage for the Hajj, which every Muslim must do at least once in their lives if able. These photos show how the largest mosque in the world has undergone major renovations and expansions through …

Can I Pay My Bank Interest to a Mosque?

Can I Pay My Bank Interest to a Mosque?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Mosques are related to devotional affairs like worship, so they should be financed through lawful (halal) ways. Hence, it is …

Dar Al-Arqam – A New Muslim Safe Haven

Dar Al-Arqam – A New Muslim Safe Haven

This house belonged Al-Arqam ibn Abi Al-Arqam. He was one of the first ten people to accept Islam, and was a mere adolescent. His home was chosen because it was less of a target, because if enemies suspected anything, they would have targeted…

New Muslim- 4 Tips to Minimize Your Stress

New Muslim: 4 Tips to Minimize Your Stress

With negative pressure from some fellow Muslims, the daily media pressure, and all the challenges of learning about Islam, many new Muslims find themselves more stressed than ever before. Which can lead them to wonder where is the peace promised in Islam?

How is the Mosque Different from the Church?

How is the Mosque Different from the Church?

Why are There no Benches in the Prayer Hall? The Islamic prayer is a full body experience. There are elements of standing, bowing, prostrating, and sitting. When listening to a sermon, the worshipers sit on the floor as long as they are able. There are always…


13 Beautiful Mosques Surrounded by Water

Apart from serving as places of worship, masjids also represent our cultural heritage and unique style of Islamic architecture. There are several magnificent and marvelous masjids around the world, but what about masjids that are surrounded by water? In this post, we have put together some amazing, heart-capturing masjids that are surrounded by water. 🙂 1. al-Rahma Masjid, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) …

Greeting The Masjid - Prayer

Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf discusses the hadith about the prayer greeting the masjid. It is 2 rakat before the prayer.

The Mosque which the Prophet Ordered to Be Burned

The Mosque which the Prophet Ordered to Be Burned

Masjid ad-Dirar was a mosque built in Madinah by a monk named Abu Amir and some hypocrites. It was built close to masjid Quba’ with the intention of mischief and plots to disuniting the Muslims. After it was built, Abu Amir invited the Prophet to pray in it.

Revisiting Mosque's Role in the 21st Century

Since the very early days of Islam, the mosque has played a significant role in the development of Muslim communities. In modern times, mosques have lost a lot of their effectiveness for different reasons. Thus, the challenge has become greater for Muslims; particularly, in non-Muslim countries. Want to listen to a new approach to the …

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