What is Masjid ad-Dirar? Why was such a mosque built and why did it get the name Masjid ad-Dirar? We will learn the answers to these questions briefly and concisely in inshaALLAH.

Masjid ad-Dirar means a mosque that causes harm. Damage to the Islamic Ummah and to those who build such a Masjid and intend to build it. Why does such a mosque harm the Islamic Ummah? If such a mosque is built, Ummah unity will be lost. Such a mosque causes only division among Muslims and ensures that Muslims are distracted from certain important aspects of religion and the current situation of the world. And this is the biggest punch you can make against the Ummah!

What's the story of Masjid ad-Dirar?

When the Muslims got the upper hand in Medina, some hypocrites asked themselves:
„How can we put an end to Islam?''.

'They wanted to try to fight Islam from the inside. The hypocrite Abu Amir ar-Rahib, later called Abu Amir al-Fasiq by the Prophet (saws), had fled to Scham (Syria) because of his defeat against the Muslims. He sent a message to the hypocrites in Medina that they should build a mosque near the Masjid Cuba in Medina so that they could present themselves to be Muslims and continue their work against Islam in the mosque that was built. They had the idea that they invited the Prophet to the mosque they had built and let him pray there once so that the Muslims would also visit this mosque. And if the Muslims start to become skeptical, the hypocrites could say: ''What is wrong with you? Even the Prophet (saws) was here to pray! So when they went to the Prophet (saws) to invite him to Masjid ad-Dirar, the Prophet (saws) said:'I am on my way to Gazwa Tabuk. When I return I will pray in your Masjid. Immediately the following verses were sent down:

And (there are) those who have built a mosque to cause harm (to Islam) and to promote infidelity and to create dissention among the believers and to provide a station for one who has been at war with Allah and His Messenger even before.They will certainly swear (and say), “We intended to do nothing but good.” Allah testifies that they are liars. (107)Do not ever stand there (in prayer). In fact, the mosque that was founded on Taqwa (piety) from the very first day has greater right that you stand in it.In it there are people who like to observe purity; and Allah loves those observing purity. (108)Then tell me, which one is better, whether the one who has founded his building on fear of Allah and on search of His pleasure, or the one who has founded his building on the edge of an abyss that is about to collapse, then it did collapse with him into the fire of Jahannam ? Allah does not give guidance to the unjust people. (109)The building they had built shall always remain a source of unrest in their hearts, unless their hearts are cut into pieces.Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. (110)

[Sura Al-Tawba (9), Verse 107-110]


When these verses were sent down, the Prophet (saws) sent the Sahaba (r.anhum) forward to destroy the Masjid (Masjid ad-Dirar). As we see, in these verses ALLAH (swt) reports about the hypocrites, Masjid ad-Dirar and how our position against them should be. The biggest problem today is Kuffar who come and say: ''Why do we need an Islamic state? There is no politics in Islam. We build our own mosque and everyone should talk about what they want to talk about in their own mosque.Those who claim such a thing thus separate themselves from the Islamic community, build their own mosque and cause conflict between the faithful. A mosque based on these ideas is a Masjid ad-Dirar.

Then there are people who say:'It's not time to talk about the Islamic state. Our Hodscha, our Shaykh did not allow it.Those who say such things are usually also those who do everything on the other side to support the secular Turkish state. What a contradiction! Such a mosque is also a Masjid ad-Dirar.

Then again there are people who say:'It's the time when we should just do Dhikr and Ibada. Our Shaykh has forbidden us to talk about an Islamic state and to stand up for the establishment of such a state.Those who say such a thing part from a mosque, open their own mosque and such a mosque is also a masjid ad-Dirar.

Dear brothers and sisters, all those who make such claims are liars and cowards. For no true Shaykh would tell such lies in the present situation in which we find ourselves. At a time when the Islamic Ummah needs unity and not division.


Hold fast, all of you, to the cord of Allah, and be not divided. Remember the blessing of Allah upon you: When you were enemies to each other, and He brought your hearts together, so that, you became brothers through His blessing. You were at the brink of a pit of Fire, then He saved you from it. This is how Allah makes His signs clear to you, so that you may take the right path. (103) [Sura Al-E-Imran (3), Verse 103]

Every Muslim and every Muslima is obliged to work for the establishment of a true Islamic state, so that unity among the faithful prevails again!

Praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of all the worlds!

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