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Status of the Mihraab in the Musjid

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Q: I would like to know the status of the mihraab in a Masjid?


A: A mihraab is erected only out of convenience. Perhaps the convenience is to determine the centre of the musjid. Originally, it was constructed for other reasons in the time of Islamic rulers, like for security purposes.

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

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.