The Honour of the Masjid

6th April 2007

In the Name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful

Allah(swt) says in the Qur’an:
And the Masaajid are for the worship of Allah (alone) so invoke not anyone along with Allah (Surah Al-Jinn 72:18)
The renowned meaning of a Masjid is the place where Allah is Worshipped and that which is made waqf for Salaat. This is what we call a Masjid, if all the Masaajid are for the Worship of Allah then why do you go and worship others apart from Allah. The reality should be that the masaajid should be kept pure of Aqaaid-e-Fasidah (wrong beliefs) and Aamal-e-Baatilah (Wrong actions) (Maariful Qur’an)

• It is related by Wassila bin el Asq’a(ra) that the Messenger of Allah(saw) said: “Keep away from your Masjids:- your little children and the lunatics, and in the same way those who quarrel and those who speak loudly. (Ibn-i-Majah, Tabrani)

Imam Abul Hafz Siraj Ud-Din Al Ansaari(ra)(A.H 723- 804) states: it is not permissible for a guardian to bring a child/ lunatic who they know will urinate etc.. (in the place of prayer) to the Masjid. Otherwise it is Makrooh. (Al Ashbah Wan Nathahir) Allamah Shami(ra) has also agreed with this statement of Abul Hafz.

• It is related by Hasan Basri(ra) through Mursal, that RasulAllah(saw) said: ‘A time will come when the conversation of the people in the mosques will centre around their worldly affairs. You must not sit with such people. Allah (swt) has nothing to do with them. (Baihaqi, Shubu Iman)

Attachment to the Masjid is a sign of Faith

• It is related by Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA) that the Apostle of Allah said: “When you see that a person is attached to the Masjid and looks after it (devotedly), give the testimony of Faith for him because Allah says that only those who believe in Allah and the last day they are the ones who frequent the masjids of Allah and keep them occupied” (Tirmizi, Ibn-i-Maja and Daarmi)

In the light of the above Hadith it can be clearly understood that it is not just obligatory to ensure that the sanctity of the Masjid is preserved and we remain silent, rather we should make it our duty not to entertain those who intend to harm our Masaajid.

The Masjid is a place of worship and a symbol of Faith. Sincere attachment to it, care and concern for its maintenance and the desire to see it humming with the worship and the remembrance of Allah are thus the signs of true Faith. (Ma’ariful Hadith)

May Allah Ta’ala protect the Imaan of our youth from this FITNAH. Aameen
Al Kauthar

Mufti Yusuf Danka (CMIC)