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!
Hadith About Sleeping and Social Activities in Mosque
The hadith about sleeping and social activities in Mosque that I mean is as follows:
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.
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.