What Color Should the Carpet of the Masjid be According to the Sunnah? – Shaikh Al-Albani

Shaikh: Wa Alaykum us-Salam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu

Questioner: In your opinion, what color is appropriate for the carpet of Masjid which does not oppose the Sunnah?

Shaikh: Yes, it is a pale color. Pale which does not draw the glance and does not let the sight run free. That is: an earthy color even if it is brown.

Questioner: That is: even if it inclines towards brown? Even if it is brown?

Shaikh: There is no preventative

Questioner: That is: it does not oppose the narration: beware of the red and yellow or the likes?

Shaikh: No, the intent of the statement of Umar radiallahu anhu: “Shelter the people and do not make it red or yellow” means do not adorn it. The affair of the masjid is like the clothing of the woman when she exits her house. She can wear what she wants from white clothing, black, green, blue, etc. However, it cannot be what? It cannot be adorning. It should be simple. Like this is the carpet of the masjid. It is a must that it be simple. It does not let the sight of those praying run free and it does not distract [from the fact] that they are coming to it [i.e. the masjid] to worship their Lord”.

[Silsilatul-Huda wal-Nur no. 246 starting from 00:00: 01 until 00:05:00 ]

Translated by

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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