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Prayer / Place of prayer used as a disco, what is the ruling?

Place of prayer used as a disco, what is the ruling?

publish date : 2016-01-10 | Views : 2407
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We are students who learn in the city of Bekin and we go for prayers at one of the Islamic embassies because the embassy of this country designated one hall in which juma prayer is performed. At one time, one student went to the embassy to perform Asr since it is near his place, after he made ablution and entered the prayer hall he found girls listening and dancing to pop music inside the prayer hall. When he asked them: is this not a masjid which we perform juma prayer in? They replied: this place is not used for prayer every time, it is only designated for juma but other days you can find people listening g to music inside it or maybe dancing or eating. So is it permissible to pray in a place like this especially if it is the only place we can be able to listen to the sermon in Arabic language?

مصلى يستخدم كمرقص فما الحكم؟

Praise be to Allah, and may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family and his companions.
As to what follows:
What is apparent to me is that there is no harm in praying in this hall if you cannot find a better place. It is not a condition for a prayer to be valid that it should be performed at a place where Allah is not disobeyed. A group of sahabahs are of the opinion that it is permissible to perform Prayer in a synagogue / church despite the great disbelief that takes place inside it. Furthermore the principle is that Prayer is permissible everywhere unless there is a proof prohibiting its performance at a certain place. This is witnessed by a hadith narrated by Bukhari (335) and Muslim (513) on the authority of Jabir Ibn Abdullah who said that the Prophet (peace be on him) said:
“The earth has been made for me a place of prostration and a means of purification, therefore anyone of my followers can pray wherever the time of prayer is due.” – This is Bukhari’s wording.
Muslim’s wording says: “so whenever the time of prayer comes for any one of you he should pray wherever he is.”

Your brother,
Dr. Khalid al-Muslih
28 / 12 / 1424 AH

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