Recently I have posted numerous articles here about so called Christian leaders going against Christianity, and allowing Muslims to pray in their Churches. My message to these Pastors and Reverends is that if you are so concerned with respecting Islam, then you should not be allowing Muslims to pray in your Church. As Islamic Law has strict guidelines against this.
From the Sahih Bukhari Ahadith:
‘Umar said, ‘We do not enter your churches because of the statues and pictures.’ Ibn ‘Abbas used to pray in the church provided there were no statues in it.” Bukhari vol.1 chapter 54 p.254
Another verse from the Sahih Bukhari Ahadith:
Abu Musa al-Ash’ari and ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdulaziz prayed in a church. Ash-Sh’abiy, ‘Ata, and Ibn Sireen did not see anything wrong with praying in a church [if one happened to be in a church at the time of salah]. Al-Bukhari says: “Ibn ‘Abbas would pray in churches [under unusual circumstances] except for those with statues or sculptures.” The Muslims of Najran wrote to ‘Umar saying that they found no place cleaner or better to pray in than a church. ‘Umar wrote to them: “Sprinkle it with water and leaves and pray therein.” According to the Hanafi and Shaf’i schools, it is disliked to pray in such places in general.
(Picture taken in NYC Church)
Finally, from the Reliance of the Traveller, A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law. A manual which is approved by Al-Azhar the world’s highest learning Islamic school.
The Prayer (Salat) Chapter
f4.14 It is offensive to pray:
(1) in a bathhouse or its outer room where clothes are removed;
(2) in the midddle of a path;
(3) at a rubbish dump;
(4) at a slaughterhouse;
(5) in a Church;
(6) in places where taxes are gathered or taken;
(7) in places likely to be contaminated by wine;
(8) on top of Kaaba;
(9) or towards a tomb
To my Christian friends who have allowed Muslims to pray in their Church, please stop disrespecting Islam by allowing Muslims to pray in your Church. It’s just not right….