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Bringing Children To The Masjid

Question

Is it permissible to bring children to the masjid ? At what age should we start bringing them ? What if the child is a well behaved child that does not make a noise in the masjid?

Answer

Children who are very young should not be brought to the Masjid. Only those children who understand and respect the sanctity of the Masjid should be brought, which is generally when they are about seven years of age. 

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

حدثنا أحمد بن يوسف السلمي، حدثنا مسلم بن إبراهيم، حدثنا الحارث بن نبهان، حدثنا عتبة بن يقظان، عن أبي سعيد، عن مكحول عن واثلة بن الأسقع، أن النبي – صلى الله عليه وسلم – قال: «جنبوا مساجدكم صبيانكم، ومجانينكم». (سنن ابن ماجه: 750)

(تبيين الحقائق: 1/243)

(رد المحتار: 1/656)

(البحر الرائق: 5/270)

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