The Masjid (mosque) is 400 meters

Q 1: What is the ruling on offering Salah (Prayer) at work next to newspapers and magazines full of pictures of women, given that Al-Masjid Al-Nabawy (the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah) is only 400 meters away from us?

A: You should offer congregational Salah in the Masjid, as proofs from Shari`ah (Islamic law) found in the Qur'an and Sunnah indicate that congregational Salah is Wajib (obligatory). We recommend that you read the books entitled "Salah" by Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal and "Salah" by Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim (may Allah be merciful with them). These are useful books about the rulings on Salah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.