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Speaking in a Masjid

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Bismillah.Regarding the masjid,some scholars said speaking of wordly matters is permissible as long as it disturbs none and other said it is not at all.Please,dear Mufti,I seek clarity and the firm truth on the matter,explain to me the rulings.

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahamtullahi wa barakatuhu,‎

The Masjid is a sacred place which should be sanctified. ‎To  speak of worldly affairs unnecessarily is detested (Makruh).‎ If there is a real neccesisty, a person may talk silently, in a way that does not violate the ‎sacredness of the Masjid, and nor does it disturb anyone who is engaged in worship.‎

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best

Wassalaam,

Ismail Moosa (Mufti)

References

أنه يكره للمعتكف أن يتكلم بالمباح بخلاف غيره ولهذا قالوا الكلام المباح في المسجد مكروه يأكل الحسنات كما تأكل النار الحطب صرح به فتح القدير قبيل باب الوتر لكن قال الأسبيجابي ولا بأس أن يتحدث بما لا إثم فيه وقال في الهداية لكنه يتجانب ما يكون مأثما والظاهر ما ذكرناه كما لا يخفي (البحر الرائق – 2/ 327)

This answer was collected from Fatwaa.com which is an excellent Q&A site managed by Mufti Ismail Moosa from South Africa. .

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