Entering a place of idol worship

Jews are forbidden to enter places of idol worship and while few observant Jews would enter a church, they would not extend this restriction to a mosque

Why? Because Judaism teaches its followers that Muslims practice a perfect form of monotheism. This is attested to by the following quotes:

so now we can see that the Mosques of the Muslims are not considered houses of idolatry and one could enter there…

– Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef, Responsa Yabiah Omer 7, Yoreh De’ah 12

their [the Muslims] prayer is to the One God with no blemish, there is no prohibition to pray there… in Mosques that do not hold idolatry at all it is permitted to pray and learn [the Torah] there.

– Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef, Responsa Yabiah Omer 7, Yoreh De’ah 12

it is clear and simple that one could even make a permanent synagogue out of that Mosque that was given to you by the authorities.

– Rabbi Elchanan, Responsa Ein Yitzchak part 1, Orach Haim 11.

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2 thoughts on “Entering a place of idol worship

  1. It is one’s heart and not one’s religion that our FATHER GOD looks at !

  2. Excellent little piece of information and I am very happy to learn this.

Entering a place of idol worship