Narrated Ibn Juraij:
I heard Nafi’ saying, “Ibn Umar, said, ‘The Prophet forbade that a man should make another man to get up to sit in his place’ “. I said to Nafi’, ‘Is it for Jumua prayer only?’ He replied, “For Jumua prayer and any other (prayer).”
If it only happened in classrooms and other random places, I wouldn’t consider it a problem. But it happens in masajid! Wallahi, we are so ignorant of the teachings of Prophet (SAW), we don’t even know how to behave in a masjid. In this particular case, we aren’t considerate of other people’s comfort and ease.
Why do you ask the someone to get up from their place, only to sit there? Is there no other space in the masjid hall where you can sit? Or are you just too concerned about your ease that the other person and their comfort is of least importance to you?
Masjid is a sacred place. Yes, you need to show a particular behavior there. But we get trained through special places, special times and special things only to incorporate that training into our daily lives. For example, this Hadith talks about not making anyone get up from to sit in their place – in a masjid – for prayer. But you must not restrict it to prayer or masjid only. Apply it in your daily routine. Don’t make anyone get up to sit in their place – anywhere – for anything, unless it’s absolutely necessary. Not in a class, not on a dining table, not in a lounge, not on a couch, not in a public or private place. It’s bad manners. The other person does not feel nice, man!
I apologize for the weird way this post has been written. I just did not get the time to think twice while writing.. Mhmm.
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:
(My mother) Ummul-Fadl heard me reciting “Wal Mursalati `Urfan” (Surah 77) and said, “O my son! By Allah, your recitation made me remember that it was the last Surah I heard from Allah’s Apostle. He recited it in the Maghrib prayer. “
Narrated Marwan bin Al-Hakam:
Zaid bin Thabit said to me, “Why do you recite very short Surahs in the Maghrib prayer while I heard the Prophet reciting the longer of the two long Surahs?”
Narrated Jubair bin Mut’im:
My father said, “I heard Allah’s Apostle reciting “At-Tur” (Surah 52) in the Maghrib prayer.”
- Recite relatively longer Surahs in Maghrib prayer.
- Surah al-Mursalaat and Surah At-Tur can be recited in Maghrib prayer – because Prophet (SAW) used to do so.
These Surahs are easy to memorize as well. They have a certain ‘rhythm’, if I may say.