Once we were in the room in al-Masjid al-Haraam in which the Shaykh used to respond to the questions of the people; the room became packed due to a group who had come from the Soviet Union.
Once in one of the study circles, one of the students went to the bathroom and [whilst there] the water pipe burst.
Apart from when I have been ill or travelling, for the last forty years, never has the muadh.dhin ever made the call for the zhuhr prayer except that I have been [ready and waiting for the prayer] inside the masjid.
With regard to the prayer for rain, if a group [of people] enter [the masjid] and [find] the imaam is giving the sermon, after already having just completed the two rak’ah prayer [for rain in congregation], should they [now] offer the prayer [for rain themselves] or should they sit down [with the rest of the congregation] for the sermon? Also, is [the rain prayer] to be made up [if missed]? And [if it is], should they offer the prayer in congregation?
What is the ruling regarding the one who takes home a copy of the Qur.aan from the masjid, especially if this occurs a number of times?
What is your opinion regarding the khateeb using a microphone?
Reference: Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa., – Volume 6, Page 230, Question No.2, Fatwa No.6397 Question: What is the ruling on demolishing a masjid and then rebuilding it, or moving it to a nearby place? Response: The base ruling is the permissibility of this, so long as it is done for Shar’ee (Islaamically legal) […]