I have just returned having prayed Jumua in the basement hall of a Church in North London. It amazed me how free we are in this country (UK) and how tolerant the people are that they allow us the use of their holy sites in order to perform our prayers. And even if they do charge a fee for it, it is still quite an amazing thing because I would be very surprised if one if our Muslim communities were to allow the use of a Mosque hall for the Christian Sunday service. Putting the Fiqh issue aside, I would still say that many Muslim’s are very narrow minded and closed off to such an idea even though there is a story that when a Christian delegation came to visit the Prophet (peace be upon him) in Medina, he allowed them to pray in the Masjid An-Nabawi. I think many of us living in the west do not always appreciate the blessings that we enjoy such as freedom of expression and freedom of practicing our deen. May Allah keep us all well and allow us the Tawfiq to thank Him for His blessings. Your comments are most welcome … All praises are due to Allah and may His peace and blessing be upon the Prophet, his family, his companions, and those who follow him till the end of time.