Friday 13 Muḥarram 1446 - 19 July 2024

Holding Eid prayers in a sports stadium


We are university students, and we do not have a place to hold Eid prayers or prayers for rain. For the last four years we have held these prayers in the sports stadium of the college, which is open and has a plastic surface covering the floor. What is the ruling on these prayers in this place?


Praise be to Allah.

There is nothing wrong with your praying in this place. The events that happen there (sports) do not mean that the Eid prayers and prayers for rain cannot be held there, so long as it is clean and pure (taahir) and there are no impurities (najaasah) present. If you can find a better place of your own, that would be preferable. And Allah is the Source of strength.

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Source: Kitaab Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah li Samaahat al-Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him), vol. 13, p. 1