Concerning performing Salah (Prayer)

Q: Is it permissible for a Muslim to offer Salah over mats on which a cross is drawn?

A: If the question is about the ruling of a certain Salah (prayer) that was performed on mats on which a cross is drawn, Salah is valid, In-Shaa-Allah, but disliked. If the question is about the ruling on doing such an act in the future, one should remove (Part No. 6; Page No. 184) the cross from the mat by obliteration or anything else to hide their marks. This may be done by fixing a piece of cloth over it or one may replace this mat with another one that has no cross on it. It is authentically reported on the authority of `Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) that The Prophet (peace be upon him) never used to leave anything carrying (images) of crosses but he obliterated it. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.