Muhammad – It is ok to urinate in the mosque

Today, we are going to learn from Mohammad, his view and take on wether it is ok or not to urinate in the mosque. Since we are to emulate the prophet in all his sayings and deeds, this is a very important topic for us. Let us first read the two hadiths mentioning the same story.

Narrated Anas bin Malik: A Bedouin came and passed urine in one corner of the mosque. The people shouted at him but the Prophet stopped them till he finished urinating. The Prophet ordered them to spill a bucket of water over that place and they did so.  (Bukhari Book #4, Hadith #221)

Narrated Abu Huraira: A Bedouin stood up and started making water in the mosque. The people caught him but the Prophet ordered them to leave him and to pour a bucket or a tumbler of water over the place where he had passed the urine. The Prophet then said, “You have been sent to make things easy and not to make them difficult.” (Bukhari Book #4, Hadith #219)

A Bedouin came and passed urine

A man suddenly decided to empty his bladder in one of the corners inside of the mosque. Where did he ever get that idea from?

The people shouted at him

The people attending the mosque caught him in the act, and started shouting at the man. A perfectly normal response. Some of them might even have gotten some splashes of his golden shower.

The Prophet stopped them till he finished

You would expect some kind of reaction with passionate zeal before Allah from his most prominent prophet. After all, the man took a piss in the sanctuary of Allah.

Instead, Muhammad lets the Bedouin man finish his business while stopping  the screaming crowd by ordering  to leave the man alone. For Allah’s sake – let the man finish his piss!

Just pour a bucket of water over the urine

Muhammad’s response to the dire situation is one of pragmatism. Focus on ‘fixing the problem’, instead of giving the man a hard time, seems to be the lesson for all of us.

No the slightest of reprimands for peeing inside the mosque from the prophet. That tells us, that according to Muhammad, there is noting wrong in urinating inside the mosque. Just pour some water over it next time you pee in the mosque.

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