Opening A New Masjid

 

Question: How should the Sunnah ceremony be when opening a new Masjid? 

Answer: There is no ceremony when opening a Masjid. Opening ceremonies are practices of the kuffaar. They are furthermore, practices of ostentation (riya), pride (takabbur) and waste (israaf). A Masjid’s only opening ‘ceremony’ is the Athaan and the Salaat, nothing more.