Honoring the Houses of Allah
The masajid are the lanterns of the Muslim faith and the headquarters of the righteous. They are the houses of Allah, the Exalted, the most beloved places to Him and the purest spots on earth. He honored them by attributing them to himself directly in a genitive construct "masajid Allah."
the prophet, peace be upon him, was performing I'tikaf in the masjid, then he heard the people reading the Qur'an in a loud voice. He removed the covering and said, "O people, each of you is appealing to his Lord so do not disturb each other, and do not raise your voices above one another in recitation." [abu-Dawoud, 'corrected by al-Albani']
He who eats garlic or onion should remain away from us or from our masjid and stay in his house." The Muslim is forbidden from wearing a single item of clothing which does not stretch enough to cover his shoulders, because covering them is more befitting, closer to modesty when standing in front of Allah and more perfect in adorning oneself. It is true that the Muslim nation reveres its masajid and consistently fills them in compliance with the command of Allah, "The mosques of Allah shall be maintained only by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day
Dear worshipper, whenever you become witness to some practices which violate the etiquettes of the masjid, enjoin what is good and forbid what is vile. Advise your brothers in Islam in the best manner. If you are a good father that has been blessed with children, keep them from fiddling with the property of the masjid especially if they are below the age of seven.
May Allah make you and us among the ones who frequent the masajid, forgive our sins, those of our parents and all Muslims.
Dr. Abdel-Malik al-Qasim
Daar al- Qasim
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
P.O. Box 6373 Riyadh 11442
Tel: 4092000/ Fax: 4033150