Book Name:Shaban ul Muazzam main nafil ibadaat

Worldly things will be discussed in Masajid

The Beloved and Blessed Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: A time will come ‘يَكُوۡنُ حَدِيۡثُهُمۡ فِيۡ مَسَاجِدِهِمۡ فِيۡ اَمۡرِ دُنۡيَاهُمۡ’, when worldly things will be discussed in the Masajidفَلَا تُجَالِسُوۡهُمۡ فَلَيۡسَ لِلّٰهِ فِيۡهِمۡ حَاجَةٌ’, do not sit with these people, for Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has nothing to do with them. (Shu’ab-ul-Iman, vol. 3, pp. 87, Hadees 2962)

Regarding the explanation of this blessed Hadees, Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan    رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has said that Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ will not grant them favour, otherwise Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ does not need anyone, He is free of needs.

(Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 1, pp. 457)

Dear Islamic brothers! Unfortunately it is becoming very common to talk about worldly issues in the Masjid. Nowadays, whilst sitting in a Masjid, not only are worldly and informal conversations held, but knowingly and unknowingly sometimes such acts are also performed which are contrary to the manners of a Masjid. Just ponder over this! Unfortunate are those who talk about the world inside the Masjid! The Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has forbidden us to sit with these unfortunate people.

Remember! By running inside the Masjid, sneezing loudly, coughing or belching, yawning unnecessarily with a loud voice, eating and sleeping etc. without making the intention to observe I’tikaf, not only destroy the sanctity of a Masjid, but contain some acts which are impermissible and Haraam. Let’s listen to 12 Manners of a Masjid from ‘Malfuzaat-e-A’la Hadrat’ a 568-page book published by Maktaba-tul-Madinah, the publishing department of Dawat-e-Islami, in order to develop the enthusiasm to respect and honour the Masajid:

Manners of the Masjid

1.         Whenever you enter a Masjid, place your right foot first, then the left one and when you exit, leave with the left then the right.

2.         Nothing is allowed to be eaten in the Masjid without the intention of I’tikaf.