‘Abdullah Ibn Muhayriz’s statement on speaking in the Masjid

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Is this narration authentic?

Ibn Muhayriz (rahimahullah) is reported to have said: “Speaking in the masjid is idle talk, except for one who is praying, or remembering his Rabb, or asking for good or giving good.”



Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as the statement of ‘Abdullah Ibn Muhayriz ibn Junadah (rahimahullah), a Tabi’i.

‘Abdullah Ibn Muhayriz (rahimahullah) said: “Speaking in the Masjid is regarded to be futile talk, except for the one offering Salah or the one engaged in dhikr [remembering Allah] or the one asking for good or giving good.”

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 36631)


The chain is acceptable and the narration is suitable to quote.


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Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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