Running for Jamaah Prayer in Mosque ~ Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain the status of a condition that many people might do when he goes to mosque for jamaah prayer. The condition that I mean is to run towards the mosque. For example, if now, in the mosque, prayer is being held, while we are still on the road to the mosque. In such a context, usually, someone will speed up the road or even run to get to the mosque quickly. The question is, can we do that?
As always, before I answer the question above, I will quote a hadith that is specifically related to our discussion.
Hadith About Running for Jamaah Prayer in Mosque
The hadith about running for Jamaah prayer in mosque that I mean is as follows;
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ ؛ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ؛ إِذَا سَمِعْتُمْ الْإِقَامَةَ فَامْشُوْا إِلَى الصَّلَاةِ وَعَلَيْكُمْ السَّكِيْنَةُ وَالْوِقَارُ ، وَلَا تُسْرِعُوْا فَمَا أَدْرَكْتُمْ فَصَلُّوْا وَمَا فَاتَكُمْ فَأَتِمُّوْا . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
From Abu Hurairah radliyallaahu anhu, he said, “The Prophet (Muhammad) sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said, “If you have heard iqamah, then walk to pray. You have to be calm, you have to maintain your honor, and you shouldn’t be in a hurry. Pray with the imam in the rakaat that you find and perfect the missed rak’ah.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
There are some important things related to the hadith above that you need to know;
One; The hadith explains the prohibition on running to perform jamaah prayer. This is the answer to the question above!
Two; The hadith explains, that we are required to remain calm, keep our honor (bowing our eyes, not speaking loudly, and not turning our eyes to an unwanted direction), when we confront the mosque for jamaah prayer.
Three; The hadith explains, that the virtue of jamaah prayer can be obtained with any condition of prayer.
Four; The hadith explains about how to pray for makmum who late.