Hanging pictures in Masjids and offering Salah in a place where pictures are hung

(Part No. 6; Page No. 251)  A: Your Salah is valid and there is no blame on you for that as long as there is no adjacent Masjid to offer Salah at. But you should do your best in convincing those who are responsible to remove these pictures or to find you another place that has no pictures to offer Salah in. Performing Salah in a place where there are pictures before worshippers resembles those who worship idols. There are many authentic Hadiths that denote the prohibition of imitating the enemies of Allah and ask Muslims to differ from them. Moreover, hanging pictures of living beings is not permissible and one of the avenues that lead to extravagance and Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship) especially if these pictures are of noble people. We ask Allah to grant us all success and guidance.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.