Building a sound room in the Musjid and decorating the Musjid

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1. A Musjid is being constructed at the moment. The building is not yet complete and the Musjid boundaries have not yet been specified. Will it be possible to have the room beneath the staircase as non-Musjid area while the staircase leading to the first floor is Musjid? The benefit is that Azaan can be given from this room and the sound system will إن شاء الله be safe in that room. Please advise.

2. Can the qiblah wall in the Musjid be decorated? If it is not permissible, what will be regarded as decoration? Will Qur’an aayaat, ahaadeeth or duas be a form of decor? Will marble or tiles be considered a form of decor?

3. Can public funds be used for aesthetics of the Musjid? Will a dome be considered as aesthetics?



1. Yes.

2. Our ulama have disapproved of any decorations going on the qiblah wall.
Marble etc. is counted as decoration.

3. No.
The dome can be counted as part of the musjid.

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


Answered by:

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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