Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “what should you not do in a mosque?”? 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. So, you have to read it to the end.
Specifically, there are two important things about “what should you not do in a mosque?” which I will explain in this article. Two important things I mean are as follows:
What Is a Mosque Used for?
The first important thing about “what should you not do in a mosque?” is “what is the mosque used for?”. I want you to understand that before you read any further explanation in this article. If you already understand that, then you can understand the focus of our discussion now.
In general, we can find an explanation of “what should you not do in a mosque?” in several verses of the Quran and hadith below:
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).
إِنَّمَا يَعْمُرُ مَسَاجِدَ اللَّهِ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ
Only those who prosper the masjids of Allah are those who believe in Allah and the Last Day. (At-Taubah: 18).
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 mosque. He then looked at Hassan with a denying view. Hassan then said, “I have developed (poetry) in it (mosque). 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 mosque, so that he could meet him from a nearby place.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
All readers! If we understand some of the verses of the Quran and hadith above, then we can conclude that the mosque should be used for several good things in Islam as follows:
One: worshipping Allah.
Worshiping Allah is the main goal of building a mosque. In general, we can understand it as prayer. So, the main purpose of building a mosque is to be used as a place of prayer by Muslims.
Two: reading prayers, Quran, Salawat, Dhikr, and so on.
Reading prayers, Quran, Salawat, Dhikr, and so on, is the second goal of building a mosque. So, the mosque is one good place to do it all.
Three: good activities that are done only to seek the pleasure of Allah.
The mosque is one of the places that can be used for good activities that are carried out only to hope for the pleasure of Allah, such as studying, and so on.
Singing is one of the things that can be done in the mosque. But not all songs can be sung in the mosque. Songs that can be sung in mosques are songs that can increase our faith in Allah.
All readers! That is a brief explanation of “what are mosques used for?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.