Book Name:Shaban ul Muazzam main nafil ibadaat

1.         It is a common practice in many Masajid that Iftari is sent for those who offer Salah in the sacred month of Ramadan. Without making an intention of I’tikaf they unhesitatingly eat food and mess the floor, and this is impermissible.

2.         After performing Wudu, do not let a single drop of water drip from your washed body parts onto the Masjid floor.

3.         Running or stamping the feet, producing the sound of heavy footsteps in the Masjid is prohibited.

4.         If you sneeze or cough in the Masjid, try to keep the voice low. (It is stated in a blessed Hadees): The Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم disliked the loud voice of a sneeze in the Masjid. (Shu’ab-ul-Iman, vol. 7, pp. 32)

5.         One should also control the belch. If it is not possible to stop a belch, then the voice of the belch should be kept under control whether or not he is in the Masjid. Care should also be taken especially in a Majlis or before an honourable person as to belch loudly is rude and socially unacceptable. It is stated in a blessed Hadees, ‘A man belched in the presence of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. He صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said, ‘Keep your belch away from us, as those who filled their stomachs for a long time in the world, will remain hungry for a long time on the Day of Judgement.’ (Sunan-ut-Tirmizi, vol. 4, pp. 217, Hadees 2486)

One should not make a sound while yawning whether he is in the Masjid or anywhere else because yawning is the laughter of Satan. Try your best to keep your mouth closed (because) when a person opens his mouth, Satan spits into his mouth. If it is not possible to stifle a yawn, press your lower lip with your upper teeth. If it doesn’t stop either, open your mouth as small (less) as possible and put the back of your left hand over the mouth. The same can be done in Salah as well, but in the state of Qiyam (standing) put the back of your right hand over the mouth as by placing the left hand means both the hands will be changed from their Masnoon position. Keeping the right hand means it is changed as per the need, but the left hand will remain there as per the Sunnah. One more