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Question # : 14045


Asalamualaikum wa rahmatullahe wabaratuh 1- Over here in some Schools Religious education is compulsory for Muslims, so the teachers take the children to see Masjids,Church,Mandir,Temple etc my question is that is it permissible for the children to go inside the Church,Mandir,Temple etc? 2-Is there any sahih hadith which forbids Muslims from going inside a Church,Mandir etc to have a look? 3-Is it haram and a Sin to go inside a Church,Mandir etc to have a look?

Answer : 14045

Published on: Jul 6, 2009

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1103/1103=M/1430)


Muslim children should not be given education in schools where the education of other religions is compulsory for students. The scholars of Fiqh have regarded it makrooh (undesirable) to visit the church, mandir (temple) and worship-place of other religions, it is explicitly mentioned in Shami and other books. Muslim children also should not be taken to temples.

(2) I do not remember any Hadith regarding the same.

(3) It is makrooh tahreemi.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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