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Going to a Further Masjid

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Q: Is it a sin to walk or drive past one masjid to attend salaah at another masjid? The latter masjid being slightly further away.

A. It is best to perform Salaah at the Masjid that is nearest to you in your area. If two Masjids are the same distance from your house, preference will be given to the older Masjid of the two.

It is discouraged to go to a Masjid farther away and not attend at the nearest Masjid unless there is a reason.

REASONS ARE: to attend a Deeni programme, a lecture, lessons, etc. or one has always belonged to the Jamaat of the Masjid that is further.

Allah Ta’aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked by: Mufti Siraj Desai

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