Sleeping and Social Activities in Mosque

Guidelines Islamic Rule: Sleeping and Social Activities in Mosque ~ Hi all readers! In this article I will explain something that is often done by many people. Yup! Something I mean is sleep and social activities. As we already know, that sleep is a normal activity that is often done by many people. Likewise, social activities. In Islam, the original law of sleep is permissible, even in some legal conditions it can change to good. But the problem is, is that possible in the mosque?

As always, before I answer the question above, I will quote the one hadith that I consider to be related to our discussion. Pay attention!

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

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


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There are several important things related to the hadith above;

One; The hadith explains, that someone may sleep in the mosque.

Two; A sick person may stay in a mosque even though he is injured.

Three; The hadith explains the obligation to treat sick people.

Four; The hadith explains, that we may make tents in the mosque for a need because the status is only temporary, different from making buildings.

All readers! If we look at the explanation above, of course we know that someone can sleep and rest in the mosque. It’s true, basically the mosque is a place devoted to worship. But the form of worship is not only prayer and dzkir. There are many forms of worship, such as treating sick people, helping disaster victims, and so on. Thus, mosques may also be used for various kinds of social activities that are beneficial to others.

That is a brief explanation of sleeping and social activities in Mosque. Do you understand? The problem is simple and the explanation is very clear. So, I hope you understand. But, if you want to ask, please ask!

I think that is enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!

See you again in the next article!


Hasan Sulaiman an-Nuri and awi Alawi Abbas al-Maliki, Ibaanatu al-Ahkaam Syarhu Buluughi al-Maraam, Vol. I, Dar al-Fikr Publishing, Beirut, 2004, p. 271-272.


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