Can disbelievers enter a masjid or prayer room.
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IS it allowed for non muslims to enter a prayer room?? i hve seen some non muslim coming into a muslim prayer room and praying is allowed??
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Can disbelievers enter a masjid or prayer room
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 28:
28 O ye who believe! Truly the pagans are unclean; so let them not after this year of theirs approach the Sacred Mosque (of Makkah).
All the scholars and jurists in Islam are absolutely unanimous in their opinion that except for the Sacred Sanctuary in Makkah and the Prophet’s 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 believers….. it is possible that such disbelievers who choose 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.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
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