I would like to enquire, since I have been teaching my christian friends about Islam, their would like me to visit their church to see how they worship, is this permissible?

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Date: Monday, 28th March, 2011

Category

Inviting to Islam

Title

Question

As.Salaam

I would like to enquire, since I have been teaching my christian friends about Islam, their would like me to visit their church to see how they worship, is this permissible?

Answer

Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.

 

It is Makrooh (detestable) for a Muslim to enter a Church, synagogue etc.

(Fatāwā Hindiyyah, Vol.5, Pg346, Rashidiyyah)[1]
(Raddul Muhtār, Vol.1, Pg 380, H.M Saeed)[2]

 

 

And Allah knows best
Darul Iftaa

Madrasah Inaa’miyya

 

 

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[1] يكره للمسلم الدخول في البيعة والكنيسة وإنما يكره من حيث إنه مجمع الشياطين لا من حيث إنه ليس له حق الدخول كذا في التتارخانية

[2] في التاترخانية يكره للمسلم الدخول في البيعة والكنيسة وإنما يكره من حيث إنه مجمع الشياطين لا من حيث إنه ليس له حق الدخول اه
قال في البحر والظاهر أنها تحريمية لأنها المرادة عند إطلاقهم وقد أفتيت بتعزير مسلم لازم الكنيسة مع اليهود ا هـ