Question: Our new Musjid is going to have an official opening on 25 March. Many dignitaries, alims and muftis will be attending. How is a Musjid opened in terms of the Shariah?
Answer (by Mujlisul Ulama):
There is no such thing as an ‘official opening’ for a Musjid. This is a kuffaar practice. The opening of a Musjid is the delivery of the Athaan and the performance of Salaat. That is the all of a Musjid’s ‘opening’. Nowadays every stupid opportunity is seized for merrymaking, ostentation (riya) and self-aggrandizement.
What was the official opening ceremony for the Musjid of our Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) in Madinah? Never was there any ‘official’ openings for any of the great Musaajid of Islam. The ‘dignitaries, muftis and alims’ will all be stupid serfs of their nafs and will be basking in riya and takabbur with their speeches designed f or maximum selfaggrandizement. They will be blowing much hot air and kick up dust about the ‘Sunnah’, when their very stupid ‘opening’ ceremony is in conflict with the Shariah. There is no basis in the Sunnah for these kuffaar-emulated practices. After all the sound and fury of their speeches, they will indulge in merrymaking feasting with gluttonous fervor, then suffer constipation and heed the summons of the toilet. They are astray and mislead others.