Category Archives: Masjid

But the imaam doesn’t like me! (or does he?)

Q: Assalamualaikum: Can we pray behind an Imam who you feel does not like you or makes you uncomfortable? The reason why I ask is I went to a mosque near my work for Dhuhr prayer and the Imam of the mosque gives me a uncomfortable feeling when I see him. This is not the only time I felt this way, last ramadan I felt the same way when I would make eye contact with him after Jummah. My father has told me I shouldn’t pray behind someone if he makes you feel uncomfortable or if he doesn’t like you. So stopped going to that mosque. Recently, I have been trying to pray my five daily salahs so decided that I will go there Monday-Thursday. So I when I saw him today for Dhuhr I got that same feeling again. I know he has had some issues with my family in the past, but I feel like he is keeping a grudge against me due to that. All I want is to pray my salah and the mosque is the most convenient and best place to do that of course. Any advice will help. May Allah bless you and your family. Thank you. Also, please keep my name private.

Time: Thursday February 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm

A: Wa’Alaykum Salaam,

Leave your personal feelings aside. Generally, they are from the naafs and shaytan. As a male, your duty is to perform salah with jamaat (group.) Do that at the musjid that is closest to you and move on with your tasks of the day once this is accomplished. There was no need for you to make eye contact with anyone. Eye contact is not the purpose of you going to the musjid. Eye contact, handshakes etc. are generally by-the-way actions. Sadly, they appear to be becoming the central action of your worship. Go pray and then leave. The more you allow eye contact and handshake matters to come in the way, the more shaytan will inspire you with negativity (handshake was weak, handshake was not as smooth, handshake was not coupled with eye contact, etc!). These are all distractions from shaytan. You must learn the virtue of salah with jamat, perform it and move on with duties that would make you a better person.

Allah Certainly Knows Best. (dictated and published by admin as per imaam)

sujdah and female issues

Q: Assalamu Alaikum Imam,
when one is in their menses,
1. can they do sajdah during the time they are doing dhikr to feel closer to Continue reading

Itikalf — May Allah (swt) bless you for thinking ahead

Q: Imaam I intend doing itkikalf this year in my musjid because college would be closed and want clarification. Is the whuzu area in the musjid part of the musjid? Would the same rules of musjid apply in the whuzu area? Can a person in itikalf the type of ittikalf one does in the last 10 days of ramadhan talk in the whuzu area like nonemergency talk? Can one use cell phone in itikikalf in musjid? (text) Continue reading

did i lose my right to demand?

Q: I have a question regarding a serious matter. I am brought by my aunt. I stay with her. My parents have given me to her as she does not have kids of her own. I received a proposal from a cousin of mine who is a very nice person by all means- religious, prays, fasts, good conduct and well educated. My guardians- my aunt and uncle who brought me up, have agreed to him. But my real parents make issues and our denying the proposal with no solid reason! their only reason is I should be marrying someone they choose for me.
Inspite of the fact that my cousin is well known for his manners in the entire family yet they are objecting to it. Now that I am about to marry him they have threatened me of the fact that my nikah would be “batil” as they are not agreeing to it.
Kindly help me out in this regard. I do not want to be a sinner nor do I want to lose my cousin.
Time: Thursday April 7, 2011 at 6:35 am Continue reading

enjoy your meal?

Q:Alsalam Alaikum Imam,
what is the ruling about eating in the masjid?
Jazakum Allah Khairan
Time: Monday January 10, 2011 at 10:28 pm Continue reading

We appreciate your concern. It is valid and justified.

Q: This is for the Imaam. I know you folks are getting people to come on Tuesday and Wednesday. Not being offensive. My family think musjid khtija does not have place (space) for eid. Can you help me out. How many prayer matts or salah thingies are there? We have 20 people in our family alone.(text) Continue reading

if you need an abaya, please dont buy it inside the musjid!

Q: Alssalam alykum Imam,
What is the ruling of selling random stuff in the masjid? And does that differ from selling other specific islamic stuff like (Hijab and Sijada and Prayer clothing)? Can we buy from the person who is selling in the masjid random stuff or religion related ones?
the fatwa in our masjid says that it is okay to do that as long as it is something beneficial to our Muslim sisters like hijabs and abayas etc. But there is some of the sisters who bring jewelery and other stuff is that okey? Continue reading

look at my wife everyone. she is better than…

Q: Ya Shiek, I am an attractive woman. When i go to the musjid men stare at me. this bothers me. I prefere to stay at home whenevr i can. This is how we grew up. My husband insists that I go to the masaajid and pray. I prefer to pray in the home. Would I be liable (sinful) if I went to the masaajid with him? Continue reading

‘I am American christian and my husband is Iraqi muslim’

Q: Hello,
I am American christian and my husband is Iraqi muslim.  We have been married for 15 years.  I would like to divorce him because he brought his exwife to America back in 1997(without informing me first) and they got married again. Since 2003 we only see him a couple hours a week – we have a 14 year old daughter.  Anyway, I want an Islamic divorce because we married by reading something out of a book (he’s XXXXXX) and I don’t want him to get in trouble for having two wives.  Please inform me as to how I can resolve this matter.
Thank you Continue reading

Hijab — you are brave to turn sunnah into culture

Q: 1 Salaamu Alaykum,

Imam I have a story for you, and after the story I have a request/suggestion. Continue reading