Q: What is the ruling on
reading a newspaper inside the Masjid (mosque)?
It is permissible to read the newspaper inside the Masjid just like reading any book as long as it does not contain images of animate objects. In such case it is not permissible to read it or use it neither inside nor outside the Masjid unless the heads of the living beings in such images are distorted with a ballpoint or the like.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.