عنوان مقاله [English]
There are some conditions, in Islamic jurisprudence, for the place of prayer including permission of occupation, and exclusion of impurity and images. According to the approaches of a number of Sunni and Shi’ite jurisprudents, the temples of the people of the book lack these conditions; because from the one hand these places are dedicated to the worship of the people of the book, which are usually decorated with some images. On the other hand, the basis for abrogation of religions and impurity of the people of the book invalidates these places to be used for worship. Therefore, there are some problems with performing prayer in these places. The present research discusses and evaluates the evidences and documents of this view and considering its weaknesses, it proves the permissibility view as the standard theory of the Shi’ite jurisprudence for the problem of performing prayer in the temples of the people of the book. This theory is in line with the Quranic approach, the hadiths of the Household of the Prophet (A.S), the practical principles, and the famous opinion of the Shi’ite jurisprudents and lacks the weaknesses of the prohibition approach.