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The Masjid is the place of Muslim worship.

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The Masjid is the place of Muslim worship. It is a respected and esteemed place for all the Muslims to go and pray as well as do many other things as the functions of a mosque are many. In order to describe the main features of a mosque I will use the example of Birmgham's Green Lane Masjid. Many mosques have the similar architectural style. The buildings are all different but they all include a minaret and have a large dome. In the time of the prophet (saw) the Adhan (call to prayer) was delivered to the people of the city through the large tower called the minaret. The minaret cannot be used to do this in this city as disturbance to people of other religions can be caused and the majority of the cities are non-Muslims. ...read more.

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There is also a dining hall that is used in Ramadan (the month of fasting) for Iftars (The opening of Fast) amongst other things. Before the main hall is reached there is an entrance hall and it is here where numerous leaflets and flyers about Islamic news and Islamic promotions are given out. It is also here that charity is given to the people working for numerous charities. To the side of this room is the shelf at which people place their shoes before entering the main hall. In the entrance hall there is the entrance to the Male ablutions area and toilets. It is here at which men come to do the obligatory cleaning of them before entering the Masjid to Pray, read the Qur'an or do other things. ...read more.

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This should not be a burden upon Muslims as praying is like talking to Allah and it reminds the Muslims that even if they cannot see Allah, Allah can see them. The prophet said: This tells us the importance the prophet placed upon going to the Masjid and the emphasis on praying in the Masjid. However the prophet also said: This tells us that where ever we are we are in a Masjid and we can pray and do things here and around the world, but I think this should not give us a reason to stop going to the Masjid, the building made specifically for the worship of Allah; the house of Allah. It should be respected as the place of worship and to be a good Muslim we must intend to pray 5 times a day in the Masjid and if we cannot due to problems we cannot control then we do not have to go. ...read more.

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