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Waleema in the upper level of the Musjid

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Q: If someone arranges a waleema party and serves the food on the roof of mosque, is it allowed?

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A: Musjids are not made to host waleemah functions. Their purpose is totally different. Though the waleemah itself is a sunnat but this does not imply that every sunnat can take place in the musjid. For example, clipping the nails and trimming the moustache is a sunnat. Does it mean that this practice must be carried out in the musjid? Further, ascending the roof of the musjid without any genuine reason is makrooh. 

و يكره النوم والأكل فيه لغير المعتكف وإذا أراد أن يفعل ذلك ينبغي أن ينوي الإعتكاف فيدخل فيه يذكر الله تعالى بقدر ما نوى أو يصلي ثم يفعل ما يشاء (الفتاوى الهندية 5/321, الدر المختار مع رد المحتار 1/661)

الصعود على سطح كل مسجد مكروه (الفتاوى الهندية 5/ 322)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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