The Office of the Supreme Leader

Kāfirs’ entering a masjid

Q: In general, is it permissible for non-Muslims to enter Muslims’ masjids even for the purpose of visiting ancient monuments?

A: According to shar‘, they should not enter Masjid al-Ḥarām. If their entrance to other masjids is considered to entail disgrace and disrespect to the sanctity of the masjid, it is, also impermissible; in general, they should not enter any masjid.


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