Playing sports around the Musjid area

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Q: I want to ask about playing football outside the mosque and hitting the football on mosque walls, is this allowed and can you relate me an authentic hadeeth or Quranic verse?


A: The Musjid is the house of Allah Ta’ala and among the salient symbols of Islam. Hence the utmost respect and sanctity should be shown to the Musjid. Playing sports around the Musjid area and raising voices or kicking the ball on the Musjid walls is not in keeping with the respect that the Musjid deserves. Therefore people should refrain from this.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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