Sir i was confused because non-muslims will be generally sexually impure as they do not perform gusl. So can they be allowed to enter the mosques?
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Assalaamu alaikum.Firstly thanks to all of you who are behind this site and may Allah(swt) reward you with the best for enlightening and distributing immense knowledge among the people. In the topic `MOSQUE` for one of the questions you answered that the non-muslims can enter and visit mosques. But in an answer for another question i read this following hadeeth saying :
Umm Salamah, the wife of the Prophet (saws) and the mother of the believers, related that the Prophet (saws) came to the mosque`s courtyard and said at the top of his voice, "The mosque is off limits to menstruating women and the sexually impure persons."
Related by Ibn Majah and at-Tabarani.
sir i was confused because non-muslims will be generally sexually impure as they do not perform gusl. So can they be allowed to enter the mosques?
waiting for your reply sir,
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Disbeliever enter mosques
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The law and guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws) prohibiting those believers who happen to be in the state of major impurity like janaba and menstruation is only applicable to the believers who believe in Allah Subhanah and wish to honor the recognized Houses of Allah Subhanah; ie. the masjids.
There is sufficient and several evidence and proof in the authentic and established Sunnah that the Messenger of Allah (saws) allowed the disbelievers and pagans not only to enter the masjids of Allah Subhanah, but on several occasions the disbelieving delegations who came to meet and discuss the religion with the Prophet (saws) actually stayed in the Prophets Masjid in Madinah.
This prohibition to enter the masjids when in a state of ceremonial impurity is not applicable to the disbelievers who believe neither in Allah nor in the Last Day, for it cannot be expected from such people who recognize not their Lord Creator to honor the sacred Houses of Allah Subhanah!
All the scholars and jurists in Islam are absolutely unanimous in their opinion that except for the Sacred Santuary in Makkah and the Prophets Mosque in Madinah, there is absolutely no harm if the disbelievers are invited to or choose to visit one of the many masjids of the beleivers.. it is possible that such disbelievers who chose to visit the masjids may be inclined towards Islam, or wish to learn more about the Truth of Islam.and their experience when visiting the masjids might soften their hearts and their Lord Creator might have mercy upon them and guide them to the Truth of Al-Islam.
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