Important Madani pearls for the Mu’takifeen etc., in relation to the etiquette of the Masjid

From: Shaykh-e-Tareeqat, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat, the founder of Dawat-e-Islami, ‘Allamah Maulana Abu Bilal Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qaadiri Razavi دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه.

٭   Save Masjid from every type of foul odour.

٭   Do not throw any kind of litter [i.e. rubbish] etc. in the Masjid at all. In fact, if possible, keep a small plastic bag in your pocket in order to pick up and put inside the pieces of straws and bunch of hairs you may find inside the Masjid.

٭   The Holy Nabi صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said, ‘If anyone removes something painful from the Masjid, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ will make a house for him in the Heaven.’ (Sunan Ibn Majah, vol. 1, pp. 419, Hadees 757)

٭   To safeguard the floor, Dhurrie (rug) or carpet of the Masjid from the impurity of the sweat or one’s own dribble etc., the Mu’takif should sleep only on his personal chador (sheet) or mat.

٭   In case Wudu area is in Fina`ay Masjid, then apply oil and comb your hair there, and pick up the hair that fall off.

٭   Eat food in Fina`ay Masjid, that too by laying a dining-mat down. Do not eat on the prayer Dhurrie at all.

٭   During I’tikaf, one is allowed to carry necessary worldly conversation inside the Masjid. However, it is also important to take into consideration that no Salah-offering or sleeping person gets disturbed due to it. It is not allowed to carry out worldly conversation without a need.

٭   Saying of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم: A time will come when worldly conversation will be done in Masajid. Do not sit with them because Allah Almighty does not need them. (Shu’ab-ul-Iman, vol. 3, pp. 86, Hadees 2962)

٭   Remain calm, quiet and serious inside the Masjid. Neither laugh yourself, nor make others laugh. However, there is no harm in smiling when required.

٭   Refrain from spitting, blowing nose or cleaning the dirt of your nose or ears etc., with the wall, floor, mat or Dhurrie of the Masjid.

٭   Making the drops of water of Wudu fall from the body parts on the floor of the Masjid is impermissible and sin.

٭   It is forbidden to run or place foot so hard inside the Masjid that it creates noise. Try to control the noise of sneeze, cough, burp and yawn as much as possible inside the Masjid.

٭   Place everything, for example: Cap, shawl, wood, umbrella, fan, etc., gently on the Masjid floor. Avoid throwing things.

٭   Stretching legs in the direction of Qiblah is forbidden everywhere. Do not stretch legs in any direction inside the Masjid as it is against the manners of the blessed court of Allah Almighty.

٭   Make a habit of eating less than hunger as at times, due to eating in excess, one gets inflicted with smelly breath; and if foul smell emanates from the mouth, then entrance in Masjid becomes Haraam.

٭   Refrain from eating raw radish, raw onion, raw garlic and every such thing whose smell is disliked.

٭   Saying of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم: Whoever eats onion, garlic or leek (vegetable similar to garlic) shall not come close to our Masjid at all. (Abu Dawood, vol. 3, pp. 506, Hadees 3827)

٭   Use mobile phone only when necessary.

٭   A non-Mu’takif person in general, whereas a Mu’takif in particular shall refrain from using the social media.

٭   Do not bring immature children in the Masjid.

 

Karam az-pa`ay Mustafa mayray Rab ho

Mujhay Masjidaun ka muyassar adab ho

(Faizan-e-Ramadan, pp. 228-250)

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