f:692 - Leaving the Masjid after Adhaan and before Salaat
| Country : India, |
Name : Shafiuddin
|Question: We had a discussion about leaving the Masjid after the Adhaan. Some people were saying that there is no problem in doing so. I want to find out that in which situations in which after the Adhaan, a person can leave the Masjid and in which situations, it is permissible. Please guide me.|
|Answer: If a person leaves the Masjid in which, Adhaan has been given, then it can be one of the following cases:|
1. The person who is leaving the Masjid is the Imam or Muezzin of some other Masjid.
2. He is not an Imam or muezzin but wants to offer Salaat in the local Masjid where the Salaat is yet to be performed.
3. He is going to offer Salaat in the mosque of his teacher or to attend a lesson or a lecture.
4. He is going for some other work, with the intention that he will come back and offer Salaat.
For any of the above mentioned reasons, leaving the Masjid after the Adhaan is correct.
It is also correct if it is after Zuhr or Isha, and the person has already offered the Salaat. But if the “Iqaamah” is given, then the person should not leave the Masjid, but should join the congregational Salaat with the intention of offering supererogatory Salaat (Nafl Salaat), because in such a case, it is undesirable (Makruh) to leave the Masjid.
If it is Fajr, 'Asr or Maghrib Salaat, and the person has offered that particular Salaat, then irrespective of whether the “Iqaamah” has been given or not, it is perfectly allowed to leave the Masjid.
If the person has not offered the Salaat, and there is no valid reason, then he should stay in the Masjid and join the congregation; because in such a case, leaving the Masjid without offering Salaat is Abhorrent (Makruh Tahrimi) as given in Durre Mukhtaar Vol. 1, Pg no. 528, 529.
There is a Hadith in Sunan Ibn Majah, chapter of Adhaan Pg. No. 53:
Translation: It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Uthman (May Allah be well pleased with him), that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: The person who hears the Adhaan and then leaves the Masjid with no (valid) reason for leaving and no intention of coming back, that man is a hypocrite.
And Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) knows best.
Mufti Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri,
[Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia,
Founder-Director, Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center]