Raising the voice in the Prophet's mosque is more prohibited than in other mosques
Fatwa No: 72581

  • Fatwa Date:24-8-2015 - Thul-Qi'dah 10, 1436
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Question

What are the actions that some people currently do that are considered a breach of the prohibition of raising one’s voice in front of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam? What are the actions that are complying with the praise that Allaah Almighty expressed concerning those who lower their voices before the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

Raising one’s voice before the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is prohibited and contradicts the manners and morals by which Allaah Almighty educated His believing slaves. Allaah Almighty says (what means): {O you who have believed, do not raise your voices above the voice of the Prophet or be loud to him in speech like the loudness of some of you to others, lest your deeds become worthless while you perceive not. Indeed, those who lower their voices before the Messenger of Allaah – they are the ones whose hearts Allaah has tested for righteousness. For them is forgiveness and great reward.} [Quran 49: 2-3]

If raising one’s voice is prohibited in mosques in general, then raising it in the mosque of the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is much more prohibited. Whoever sees something of this sort should notify its doer of the prohibition and forbid him from doing so.

Allaah Knows best.

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