Darul Hijra Masjid: 6 Important Things You Must Understand

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Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation about darul hijra masjid? If your answer is “yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!

Specifically, there are six important things about darul hijra masjid which I will explain in this article. The six important things I mean are as follows:

  1. What Should You Not Do in Darul Hijra Masjid?
  2. What Are the Functions of Darul Hijra Masjid?
  3. Can a Woman Go into Darul Hijra Masjid?
  4. What Is the Reward for Cleaning Darul Hijra Masjid?
  5. What Makes Darul Hijra Masjid Unique?
  6. Can a Woman Wear Pants Go to Darul Hijra Masjid?

What Should You Not Do in Darul Hijra Masjid?

The first important thing about darul hijra masjid that I will explain now is “what should you not do in darul hijra masjid?”. I want you to understand that first before you read more explanations in this article because it is one of the important questions about darul hijra masjid and all masjid in general.

In general, things that should not be done in the masjid are things that are against Islam, such as drunkenness, adultery, killing, and so on. These are all bad deeds which are strictly prohibited in Islam.

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But there are two things that are specifically prohibited if done in masjid even though its original status is that it is permissible. We can find this explanation in the two hadiths below:

عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ ؛ قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ؛ مَنْ سَمِعَ رَجُلًا يُنْشِدُ ضَالَةً فِيْ الْمَسْجِدِ فَلْيَقُلْ ؛ لَا رَدَّهَا اللهُ عَلَيْكَ ، فَإِنَّ الْمَسَاجِدَ لَمْ تُبْنَ لِهَذَا . رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ

From Abu Hurairah radliyallahu anhu, he said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Whoever hears someone searches for lost items in the masjid, then let him say, “May Allah not return it to you. Indeed, masjids are not built for this purpose.” The hadith is narrated by Muslim.

عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ ؛ إِذَا رَأَيْتُمْ مَنْ يَبِيْعُ أَوْ يَبْتَاعُ فِيْ الْمَسْجِدِ فَقُوْلُوْا لَهُ ؛ لَا أَرْبَحَ اللهُ تِجَارَتَكَ . رَوَاهُ النَّسَائِيُّ وَالتِّرْمِذِيُّ

From Abu Hurairah radliyallahu anhu, that the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said, “If you see a person who sells and buys in a masjid, then tell him, “May Allah not benefit your trade.” The hadith is narrated by an- Nasa’i and at-Tirmidhi.

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All readers! If we understand the two hadiths above and some of the explanations above, then we can conclude that the things you should not do in darul hijra masjid are as follows:

One: all bad things that are against Islam, such as drunkenness, zina, murder, and so on.

Two: trading in the masjid.

Three: looking for something missing. What it means is if you
lose money in masjid, then you should not look for it.

That’s a brief explanation of “what should you not do in darul hijra masjid?” and all masjid in general. As Muslims, we must understand that.

What Are the Functions of Darul Hijra Masjid?

The second important thing about darul hijra masjid which I will explain now is “what are the functions of darul hijra masjid?”. I want you to understand all of that now because these are some important things about darul hijra masjid that must be well understood.

Before I explain the functions of darul hijra masjid, I will quote some verses of the Quran and hadith which are specifically related to the functions of masjid. Pay attention to the explanation below!

Quran Verses About General Functions of Masjid

There are many verses of the Quran that explain the general functions of masjid (in the same words: the functions of darul hijra masjid). Of course, I’m not going to explain all of that now. In this article, I will only describe two of them.

As for the two verses of the Quran about the functions of masjid, I am referring to the following:

وَأَنَّ الْمَسَاجِدَ لِلَّهِ فَلَا تَدْعُوا مَعَ اللَّهِ أَحَدًا

Verily, the masjids belong to Allah, so do not worship anyone but Allah. (Al-Jin: 18).

وَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّنْ مَنَعَ مَسَاجِدَ اللَّهِ أَنْ يُذْكَرَ فِيهَا اسْمُهُ

And who is more unjust than one who prevents the mention of Allah’s name in His masjids? (Al-Baqarah: 114).

Hadith About General Functions of Masjid

The hadith about the general functions of masjid (in the same words: the functions of darul hijra masjid) is as follows:

عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ عُمَرَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ مَرَّ بِحَسَّانٍ يُنْشِدُ فِيْ الْمَسْجِدِ فَلَحَظَ إِلَيْهِ ، فَقَالَ ؛ قَدْ كُنْتُ أُنْشِدُ فِيْهِ ، وَفِيْهِ مَنْ هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِنْكَ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ

From Abu Hurairah radliyallaahu anhu, that Umar radliyallahu anhu met Hassan who was developing (poetry) in the masjid. He then looked at Hassan with a denying view. Hassan then said, “I have developed (poetry) in it (masjid). In it there is someone who is better than you.”The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ ؛ أُصِيْبُ سَعْدٌ يَوْمَ الْخَنْدَقِ فَضَرَبَ عَلَيْهِ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ خِيْمْةً فِيْ الْمَسْجِدِ لِيَعُوْدَهُ مِنْ قَرِيْبٍ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ

From Aisha radliyallahu anha, she said, “Sa’ad was hit by an arrow at the time of the Khandaq war. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam then made a tent for Sa’ad at the masjid, so that he could meet him from a nearby place.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

Now, if we understand some of the verses of the Quran and hadith above, then we can conclude that the functions of darul hijra masjid are as follows:

One: worshiping Allah, such as praying, reading Salawat, Quran, Dhikr, and so on.

Two: social activities, such as compensation for orphans, social assistance, and so on.

Three: a place to rest, such as sleeping, and so on.

Of course, there are many functions of darul hijra masjid besides these three main things. One thing you must understand is that darul hijra masjid can be used for good things that do not conflict with Islamic law.

That is a brief explanation of “what are the functions of darul hijra masjid?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Can a Woman Go into Darul Hijra Masjid?

The third important thing about darul hijra masjid which I will explain now is “can a woman go into darul hijra masjid?”. I want you to understand that first before you read more explanations in this article because it is one of the important questions about darul hijra masjid that must be well understood.

Before I explain the answer to the question (can a woman go into darul hijra masjid?), I will quote one hadith about women and masjid. The hadith I mean is as follows:

عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ ؛ قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ؛ خَيْرُ صُفُوْفِ الرِّجَالِ أَوَّلُهَا وَشَرُّهَا آخِرُهَا ، وَخَيْرُ صُفُوْفُ النِّسَاءِ آخِرُهَا وَشَرُّهَا أَوَّلُهَا . رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ

From Abu Hurairah radliyallahu anhu, he said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “The best line of men in prayer is the foremost and the worst is the last. The best line of women in prayer is the last and the worst is the foremost.” The hadith is narrated by Muslim.

All readers! If we understand the above hadith, we can conclude that women can go to the masjid. Thus, the answer to the question (can a woman go into darul hijra masjid?), is “Yes, women can go into darul hijra masjid”.

But there is one important thing I want to explain, that under certain conditions women are prohibited from entering the masjid. Some specific conditions that I mean are menstruation and junub. We can find this explanation in the hadith below:

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : إِنِّيْ لَا أُحِلُّ الْمَسْجِدَ لِحَائِضٍ وَلَا جُنُبٍ . رَوَاهُ أَبُوْ دَاوُدَ

From Aisha radliyallahu anha, she said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Indeed I do not allow women who are menstruating and those who live in the masjid.” The hadith is narrated by Abu Daud.

That is a brief explanation of “can a woman go into darul hijra masjid?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

What Is the Reward for Cleaning Darul Hijra Masjid?

The fourth important thing about darul hijra masjid which I will explain now is “what is the reward for cleaning darul hijra masjid?”. I want you to understand that at the end of this discussion so that you have a good understanding of the main topic in this discussion after you read this article.

Before I explain the answer to the question (what is the reward for cleaning darul hijra masjid?), I will quote one hadith related to the question. The hadith I mean is as follows:

عَنْ أَنَسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ ؛ قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ؛ عُرِضَتْ عَلَيَّ أُجُوْرُ أُمَّتِيْ حَتَّى الْقَذَاةُ يُخْرِجُهَا الرَّجُلُ مِنَ الْمَسْجِدِ . رَوَاهُ أَبُوْ دَاوُدَ وَالتِّرْمِذِيُّ

From Anas radliyallahu anhu, he said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said, “The rewards of my people are shown to me, even the eye drop that someone excludes from the masjid.” The hadith is narrated by Abu Daud and at-Tirmidhi.

The hadith does not specifically explain what the reward for cleaning the masjid is. But if we read it, then we will understand that the person who cleans the masjid will get a reward from Allah. Actually, as Muslims, we don’t need to know what rewards we will get because we have done good deeds. We just need to do it all sincerely, just hoping for the pleasure of Allah and the Prophet Muhammad.

That is a brief explanation of “what is the reward for cleaning darul hijra masjid?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

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