Did the Sahabah Used to Talk About Worldly Matters in the Masjid

Fatwa ID: 04562

Answered by: Maulana Mujahid Hussain

 

Question

 

Did the Sahabah Used to Talk About Worldly Matters in the Masjid
 

                                                             

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

 

Answer

 

Not engaging in worldly talk inside the  Masjid is a recommendation, not a command. Hence to call it a grave sin is wrong.

 

This recommendation is for our benefit for the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said:

إِنَّمَا هِيَ لِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَالصَّلاَةِ وَقِرَاءَةِ الْقُرْآنِ

“Indeed the Masaajid are only for the remembrance of Allah, prayer and the recitation of the Qur'an”[1]

 

Likewise to make personal worldly announcements in the Masjid is not allowed. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said the Messenger of Allah said, "If anyone hears a man inquiring in the mosque about something he has lost, he should say: 'La Raddaha Allahu 'alaika (May Allah not restore it to you),' for mosques are not built for this purpose."[2]

 

However, this does not mean you cannot talk about worldly matters from time to time. You rightly pointed out a few examples from the Sahabah and there are plenty more.

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mujahid Hussain

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah 

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 


[1]Saheeh Muslim Hadith number 285 without repetition and 661 with repetition Darussalam print

[2] Saheeh Muslim Hadith 568 without repetition Darussalam print

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