Writing the word “Allaah” and the word “Muhammad” in an interlacing shape at the top of the door of a Masjid

Question: I would like to raise an issue that caused a dispute between some people. It is the writing of the word “Allaah” and the word “Muhammad” in an interlacing shape at the top of the door of one of the Masjids (mosques) in Adlab.

Some of them said that it is not permissible to write these names in such a shape. The proof they mentioned to support their viewpoint was that in this way, Muhammad’s status (peace be upon him), would be the same as Allaah’s which is not reasonable. Others said that writing them in such a way is permissible as Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) places His name beside the name of His Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him).

I would like you to guide me to what is right. Thank you very much.

Answer: Sharee`ah (Islaamic law) texts join between testifying that no one is worthy of worship except Allaah and testifying that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah in certain places, such as in Athaan (call to Prayer), Iqaamah (call to start the Prayer), in the Hadeeth… read more here.

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