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TL; DR: Yes. I grew up in Malaysia and I am a non-Muslim. I have been inside Putra Mosque, in the capital city of Putrajaya. It was part of a class field trip I had when I was in school. However, you should pay close attention to etiquette and expected behaviors as outlined in your own answer. The girls in my group wore long sleeves, and shawls to cover ...


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Sorry, you can't. Women under 45 are not granted pilgrimage visas unless they travel with a male guardian, and even if you're over 45, you need to travel with a group. Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia to the US: 4) All women are required to travel for Hajj with a Mahram [male guardian, see Wikipedia]. Proof of kinship must be submitted with the ...


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Yes, non-Muslims are allowed to enter (at least some) mosques in Malaysia. See user casvaart's answer for a local's perspective.


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According to the Dubai authorities, the Jumeirah Mosque is "the only mosque in Dubai which is open to the public and dedicated to receiving non-Muslim guests." (At least insofar as going inside is concerned, I can't speak to the grounds, and you can certainly see mosques from the outside around the city.) They operate a tour most days: The Sheikh ...


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Having been in Malaysia, I can attest that visiting a mosque is possible for non-Muslims. There were no restrictions as far I could tell and I have entered at least a dozen mosques principally around Kuala Lumpur but also some in southern provinces. In some cases, there were signs indicating not to take photos within the prayer hall itself but the outer ...


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Non-muslims are allowed to enter Saudi Arabia freely. However, they are prohibited from entering two areas: The entire city of Makkah. The city of Medina, except for the outskirts (most notably, the area around the airport and its surroundings). They are strictly prohibited near the center of the city, near the areas of the Prophet's Mosque. There is a ...


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Generally yes, but you might be asked to wear appropriate clothing (e.g. no exposed skin). But even then you might be given a gown to cover yourself with during your visit. At least that was the case at Putra Mosque (seen here)


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You will need an hour with the public transportation, a taxi will do it in 30-40 minutes. VOA line in IST is long sometimes (last time it took 30 minutes for me). Your arrival times (3:40pm-7:35 pm or 2:45pm-6:50pm) is in the rush hours and even if you obtain visa in time and run to the mosque right away it will be time for Asr prayer (around 5:20 pm these ...


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Non Muslims are not allowed in prophets mosque in Medina also in Al Masjid Al Haram in Mecca. Non Muslim not allowed in all Mecca city but In Medina some prohibited area are not allowed non Muslims people, another area can access which also Saudi Arabia Government allowed.


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I can't speak for every mosque in the country but certainly from my experience of visiting a few mosques in KL and Malacca it's a case of "Sort of". The mosques all had visitor areas where nobody had any issue with me, a white guy in jeans and a plain t-shirt coming for a look around. Signs said no shorts and no shirts with pictures of skulls (or other ...


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A site called "Salatomatic", which is the first result retrieved by Google (after StackExchange) provides a list of 7 Sunni mosques in Worcestershire.


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to be more accurate. For Men it's like the churches. you required to cover from shoulders to knees. **Short are accepted if they cover the knees as most scholar says. (I pray with short in Saudi Arabia all the time), but some mosques are banned shorts, not all of them. For Women: If they need to pray: They need to cover everything but not her face and ...


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