A discussion on fundraisers and requests for donations. The harshness of those who attack Islamic centres who seek assistance due to important needs, and the optimal situation in which open pleas for money can be avoided. Abū al-ʿAbbās provides some solutions on how community members can avoid this practise, keeping the outlets of Islām free of constant calls for financial support.
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Shaykh al-Albānī (raḥimahullāh) gives an explanation concerning giving the Prophetic Adhān from the minaret of a masjid.
In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
The scholars have mentioned: If the issue with the person being expelled from the masjid is that he is harmful, then according to al-qiyās (deductive reasoning), anyone who is harmful to his neighbours at the masjid, whether it be by way of being foul-mouthed, foolish, foul-smelling, inflicted with a contagious disease (like leprosy) and all that which the people are harmed by. [In such cases] it is permissible for them [i.e. the Imām] to banish him (from the masjid) as long as there is a harm, up until this harm comes to an end.
Abū ʿUmar ibn ʿAbd al-Barr said: I witnessed our shaykh, Abū ʿUmar Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd al-Mālik ibn Hishām (may Allāh have mercy upon him), issue a verdict with regards to a man [whose neighbours] complained about him. They complained that he had harmed them in the masjid, verbally and physically. So they went to consult him [i.e. Abū ʿUmar Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd al-Mālik ibn Hishām], he then issued a verdict expelling the man, keeping him away from the masjid, and preventing him from observing the [daily] prayers, due to his prolonged foolishness, thus keeping [the community] safe from him.
So one day, I [Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr] reminded him (Abū ʿUmar) of this affair, reviewed his statement with him, and requested evidence for his verdict. He used as evidence the narration concerning garlic saying: He is—in my opinion—more harmful than the one who eats garlic, and he [the one who eats garlic] is prevented from joining the prayers at the masjid.1
 ʿUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb (raḍi Allāhu ʿanhu) said: You O people eat from two plants which I see to be repulsive: onion and garlic. Verily, I witnessed that when the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallá Allāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) smelt onion or garlic from a man in the masjid, he would order him to be taken out to al-Baqīʿ. So whoever eats them, let him cook them till death [i.e. until the odour erodes]. [Reported by Muslim in his Ṣaḥīḥ #567]
Source: Tafsīr Imām al-Qurtubī Vol.12, pg. 267-268
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī
[Q]: (O Noble Scholar) Allāh has blessed us with a centre which our brothers (community) have rented. All praise is for Allāh, it is the first Salafī centre in which the five daily prayers and the Jumuʿah are established. However, some Salafī brothers say that it is not considered a masjid since we, the community, do not own the building. Based on this, they stopped praying Jumuʿah with us.
A question posed regarding rented a facility being used as a Masjid.
This year, we are undertaking the important task of renovating the TROID Centre. The centre includes Masjid al-Furqān, library, troid.store (non-profit), workshop and office space. The centre is host to the 5 daily prayers, weekly lectures, lessons and workshops for children and adults, approximately 10 conferences yearly as well as marriage services, counselling, daʿwah displays and much more.
In 2004, we moved to our location at 874-A Weston Rd. and renovated the entire warehouse space, converting it into a functional masjid and Islamic centre as well as creating toilets, shower and wūḍūʾ facilities. This work cost close to $60,000 and facilitated all our daʿwah activities locally and online for the past 14 years. Now, the centre is in need of important repairs such as:
- wall repairs, plastering and painting of the entire building
- 4' wood paneling around the brothers and sisters muṣallá and high traffic areas
- carpet for the brothers and sisters muṣallá (and library)
- laminate flooring for office space
- high traffic double doors for the brothers muṣallá (to keep heating/cooling in, energy efficiency)
- and more...
A list of needs, prioritised in phases is listed below. We appeal to the local and international community to support this important need as TROID is an active participant in the local, regional and international daʿwah scene. Visit us at 874-A Weston Rd. in Toronto to learn more about this project or view our daʿwah efforts online: troid.org, troid.store, islaam.ca, fb.com/troidorg, twitter.com/troidorg, youtube.com/troidtube
Videos and updates regarding renovation needs to follow in shāʾ Allāh.