Among the evil practices in vogue is speaking or worldly conversation inside the Musjid. Even Ulama are careless in this regard. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Talk in the Musjid devours good deeds just as cattle devour grass.”

Once when Nabi Isaa (Alayhis salaam) saw some people speaking inside the Musjid, he knotted his shawl into a rope and struck the people with it. Severely reprimanding them, he expelled them from the Musjid.

Standing in the Musjid in conversation has become a norm. This sin is flagrantly practised on occasions of Nikah. Immediately after the Nikah, people stand in groups engaging in stupid, silly talk which is HARAAM inside the Musjid even if permissible outside the Musjid. They become totally oblivious of the fact that they are in the Musjid, hence their haraam bantering. They invite the Wrath and Curse of Allah Ta’ala when they defile the sanctity of the Musjid with their gibberish talk.

The Musjid is not the venue for congratulating the groom, for shaking hands and exchanging silly ‘niceties’. Such worldly talk in the Musjid is of the practices of the Quraish during their era of Jaahiliyyah. Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (Radhiyallahu anhu) said:

“It was the practice of the Quraish to form circles (in the Musjid) and engage in talk around Baitullah.”

Allaamah Najmuddin Ghazzi (Rahmatullah alayh) states: “This is the condition of those who sit in the Musaajid in this age – in the Musjid of Damascus and other Musaajid, especially during Maghrib and Ishaa. They engage in worldly talk.”

Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood (Radhiyallahu anhu) said:

“In the later times will be people who will sit in the Musaajid, forming circles. Their Imaam will be the Dunya (the world). Do not sit with them. Allah has no need of them.”

27 Jamaadil Ula 1443 – 1 January 2022

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