Aadaab of the Masjid

June, 2012

  • 7 June

    Eating and Sleeping in the Masjid

    Q: Is it permissible to eat and sleep in the masjid? A: It is makrooh to eat and sleep in the masjid except for a musaafir or with the intention of i’tikaaf. و يكره النوم والأكل فيه لغير المعتكف وإذا أراد أن يفعل ذلك ينبغي أن ينوي الإعتكاف فيدخل فيه …

  • 7 June

    Climbing onto the roof of the masjid

    Q: Is it permissible to climb onto the roof of the masjid? A: Without a valid need, it is makrooh to climb onto the roof of the masjid. الصعود على سطح المسجد مكروه ولهذا إذا اشتدّ الحر يكره أن يصلوا بالجماعة فوقه إلّا إذا ضاق المسجد فحينئذ لا يكره الصعود …

  • 7 June

    From what age should children be brought to the masjid for salaah?

    Q: From what age should children be brought to the masjid for salaah? A: Children should be brought to the masjid for salaah from the time they reach the age of understanding and they have learnt discipline and the respect of the masjid. ويحرم إدخال صبيان ومجانين حيث غلب تنجيسهم …

  • 7 June

    Locking the masjid at night for security reasons

    Q: Is it permissible to lock the masjid at night for security reasons? A: It is permissible to lock the masjid at night for security reasons. و الإغلاق يشبه المنع فيكره قال فى الهداية وقيل لابأس به إذا خيف على متاع المسجد اه وهو أحسن من التقييد بزماننا كما فى …

  • 7 June

    Eating from a fruit-bearing tree whose income was for the masjid

    Q: If a fruit-bearing tree was for the income of the masjid and one ate of it then what should be done? A: One should give the value of the fruit eaten to the mutawalli (trustee) of the masjid. غرس فى المسجد أشجاراً تثمر إن غرس للسبيل فلكل مسلم الأكل …

  • 7 June

    Eating the fruit of a tree growing in the masjid yard

    Q: Is it permissible to eat the fruit of a tree growing in the masjid yard? A: If the fruit-bearing trees are for the income of the masjid it will be impermissible and if it is not for the income of the masjid it will be permissible provided one acquires …

  • 7 June

    Women coming to the Masjid for Salaah

    Q: Can women come to the masjid to perform their salaah? A: Women should not come to the masjid for salaah. It is sunnah for them to perform their salaah at home.   وكره لهن حضور الجماعة إلّا للعجوز فى الفجر والمغرب والعشاء والفتوى اليوم على الكراهة فى كل الصلوات …

  • 6 June

    Delivering a lecture in the masjid whilst sitting on a chair

    Q: Is it permissible to deliver a lecture in the masjid whilst sitting on a chair? A: It is permissible. قال أبو رفاعة انتهيت إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وهو يخطب قال فقلت يا رسول الله رجل غريب جاء يسأل عن دينه لا يدري ما دينه قال فأقبل علي …

  • 5 June

    Entering the Masjid with shoes

    Q: Is it permissible for one to enter the masjid wearing shoes? A: It is not in keeping to adab (i.e. it is disrespectful) to enter the masjid wearing shoes. و دخول المسجد متنعلا مكروه (الفتاوى الهندية 5/321, الشامية 1/657) Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada Checked & Approved: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee …

  • 5 June

    Reserving a place in the Masjid by placing a tasbeeh, shawl etc.

    Q: If a musalli, seated in the masjid, left to perform wudhu and intends returning. Can he reserve that place until the time he returns by placing a tasbeeh, shawl etc.? A: It is permissible for him to reserve that place through placing a tasbeeh, shawl etc. قلت وينبغي تقييده …